Wildlife Blog

Wildlife and nature observations at Atherton Tablelands Birdwatchers’ Cabin, Wondecla, Tropical North Queensland

immature Victoria's Riflebird
  The riflebirds’ main breeding season is nearing its end, but it is peak time for the immature males to hone their dancing skills. They display not only from the main perch near the cabin, but on just about any...…
Cameras, which are motion triggered, might not provide the best of images (unless you spend a lot of money), but they are useful for monitoring wildlife. The images are usually good enough to identify the species. We have a few...…
to quote one of our guests. I am sitting in a reclining chair on the veranda with a glass of wine and my binoculars. Not that I really need the latter much, the birds are only 5-10 metres away. The...…
The Lilly-pillies along our creek (Syzygium smithii) are fruiting now, and they attract many birds. Not only were there flocks of King Parrots and Satin Bowerbirds feeding just metres from our house today, but in the same tree we also...…
It is this time of the year again, when fruit in the rainforest becomes scarcer, but the wet sclerophyll forest produces many smaller berries, likeĀ  Cissus grapes and Lilly Pillies, Mackinlaya and Acrotriche drupes. Cassowaries frequent our forest almost daily...…
Late summer/ early autumn is an excellent time for butterflies. A visit to the small Lantana patch near the road on a sunny day yielded more than a dozen species within half an hour. From the large Monarch, Blue Tiger,...…

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