Yes all the streets in Longreach are named after birds but they weren't so easy to find...until we found the Iningai Park Nature Reserve which, frankly, could do with some investment...
We were very lucky to see not one but three juvenile southern cassowaries on our day trip to Cape Tribulation.
The weather was not really optimal for our purposes during our days in the Tablelands, and we know there is so much to see - but we managed a few glimpses between showers...
We went on our first birding tour - and to Cape York. Here is what we saw and experienced, and what we think of the idea of a bird tour...
The drive to and from Bowen is mostly via the Bruce Highway, and you can expect extensive roadworks both sides of town – but don’t let that put you off because the birds and other rewards are many.
Eungella (pronounced 'young galah') and Broken River are about an hour inland from MacKay...we highly recommend a visit...
And so to Queensland - and it's still pretty chilly, but no rain for the last few days. Our journey to Roma has included excellent botanic gardens, new lifer birds for us - including red-shouldered parrots - and just loving those wide open spaces!