• Rare/Unusual Bird Reports
    Sightings of local rarities (those asterisked on the club's official Species List and any species not listed. That includes Paradise Parrots!!!) Post your non-local rare or unusual sightings here too.
    Moderators: Pat McConnell, Mick Atzeni
    36 Topics
    49 Posts
    Last post Peregrine Falcon at Goomburra…
    by Brendon & Judi Gray View the latest post
  • Bird notes
    If you can't find a pigeon-hole elsewhere, please post your observations here...
    Moderators: Pat McConnell, Mick Atzeni
    202 Topics
    301 Posts
    Last post Freckled Duck
    by Mike McGoldrick View the latest post
  • They're back!
    Migrant arrival dates are always a hot topic, particularly, the spring/summer migrants.

    Think you've seen the first for the season? Post details here and let's see if you're right ...
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    69 Topics
    104 Posts
    Last post Musk Lorikeets at Darling Hei…
    by Michael Wood View the latest post
  • Going, going, gone ...
    aka DDDs (Departure Date Determinations). When migrants return, we delight in claiming the "First for the season". So why is it that we don't place equal emphasis on claiming the "Last for the season"? Well we all know why. It's too darn hard. Unless we religiously keep a diary of our sightings and then compare notes in the off-season to determine whose was the last sighting, how would we do it? Well now I think I know: provide another avenue for some one-up-manship on a public forum! If you've bettered the last date, please set the record straight ...
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    57 Topics
    88 Posts
    Last post by Russell View the latest post
  • My Patch - Monthly records
    Do you keep a monthly record for your favourite patch? If so, why not share the info real-time and literally put your patch on the map? Using the template under this heading you have the vehicle for displaying your monthly records for those places you bird regularly e.g. your backyard, neighbourhood, local park. Just how good is your patch? What can we learn from your monthly records?

    Let's find out ...
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    35 Topics
    88 Posts
    Last post Raptor ID
    by Mick Atzeni View the latest post
  • Summer target: 250 species BEYOND club survey area
    Why should the locals have all the fun? To give those of you who don't live in the Toowoomba area an incentive to report your sightings and strut your stuff, here's a challenge especially for you! 250 species collectively in a season. The survey area we'll make anywhere within 250 km of Toowoomba, but excluding the TBO survey area. I've set a higher, but very fair target as well. See how you go. Locals can help with the 'outside' tally too and vice versa. Looking forward to some new names on the forum!
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    41 Topics
    46 Posts
    Last post Black-tailed Godwit (Al Young)
    by Mick Atzeni View the latest post
  • Monthly Target: 200 species WITHIN club survey area
    In a similar vein to the yearly Challenge, let's see what a SINGLE MONTH's collective effort can yield in our local survey area. Please report any additions for the month here ...
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    16 Topics
    18 Posts
    Last post December Tally - 164 species
    by Mick Atzeni View the latest post
  • Council Bushland & Recreational Parks
    Toowoomba City Council's various bushland parks are a haven for many species of birds. These parks include Redwood, Jubilee, Nielsen, Duggan, Glen Lomond and Echo Valley South along the escarpment which members regularly visit. The TCC and the wider community need to be made fully aware of the significant biodiversity - and not just birds- within these parks so that they are managed appropriately. Please make your visits count by posting your observations here ...
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    14 Topics
    24 Posts
    Last post Jubilee Park (16/5/2012)
    by Michael Wood View the latest post
  • Common Blackbirds
    Just how many Common Blackbirds have infiltrated Toowoomba and surrounds? And whereabouts are they? To help control this latest threat, please post details of all positive and possible sightings (date, time, numbers, ->O, exact location, behaviour) here. If unsure about your ID, please provide a description of the features you noted ...
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    40 Topics
    59 Posts
    Last post Blackbirds Stanthorpe, Qld
    by Glenn McRae View the latest post
  • Glossy Black-Cockatoos
    This high profile conservation species is reported occasionally in the area. Given the interest in this species' conservation, including the Glossy Black Conservancy, it makes sense to store GBC sightings together for convenience.
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    7 Topics
    8 Posts
    Last post Glossy Black Cockies at Hell …
    by Rod Hobson View the latest post
  • Grey-crowned Babblers
    Report details of GCB sightings in the greater Toowoomba area and SEQ including evidence of breeding, location and numbers.
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    11 Topics
    12 Posts
    Last post Babblers at Middle ridge
    by Barb Learmonth View the latest post
  • Black-breasted Button-quails
    There are are only TWO known locations within the local survey area: Redwood Park on the eastern escarpment, and in a patch of remnant dry vine scrub at "Birdwood Sanctuary" just west of Gowrie Junction. Both populations are vulnerable, particularly the latter, as the vine scrub flanks a plateau on which a significant rural residential development is imminent. Fifteen of the 54 acre blocks border the key buttton-quail habitat, which is located on the southern side of the plateau. The button-quail could certainly do with a conservation-minded philanthropist buying up the lot!
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    5 Topics
    13 Posts
    Last post Birdwood Sanctuary
    by Mick Atzeni View the latest post
  • Powerful Owls
    There are many unknowns about Powerful Owls locally. For starters, how many are there? Where are they? What conservation measures are needed? Here's your chance to help build an accurate picture of all things Powerful, and to keep things that way!
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    13 Topics
    21 Posts
    Last post Redwood park sighting
    by kevin and kay williams View the latest post
  • Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos
    Since 1991, these magnificent birds have been annual visitors to Toowoomba and surrounds in fluctuating numbers and for varying lengths of time. The availability of fruiting White Cedar (Melia azerderach) dictate their local movements but how and to what extent is unclear.

    Let's collectively get a better idea on their annual numbers, daily patterns of movement and local distribution. How far east do they venture each year? Do they ever reach Ipswich and Brisbane? Provide the date and time, number of birds, exact location, and what they were doing e.g. feeding in white cedar, roosting, flying east.
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    183 Topics
    220 Posts
    Last post Red Tail Black Cockatoo
    by Olive Booth View the latest post
  • Cattle Egrets
    Cattle egrets have had an interesting and controversial history locally, particularly in relation to their well-documented colonistation of the Toowoomba Bird Habitat - along with the White Ibis, and the public amenity issues and population control measures that arose. Please post any further anecdotes and observations you may have here ...
    Moderator: Mick Atzeni
    7 Topics
    9 Posts
    Last post Cattle Egrets at Meringandan
    by Brendon & Judi Gray View the latest post