Bowra Station, September 2010

September 26, 2010

In late September 2010, I made my first-ever trip to the fabled Bowra Station, home to a suite of sought after inland specialties. It was a great time to be visiting, with recent rains and the arrival of warm weather meaning plenty of birds were out and about.


In late September 2010, I made my first-ever trip to the fabled Bowra Station, home to a suite of sought after inland specialties. It was a great time to be visiting, with recent rains and the arrival of warm weather meaning plenty of birds were out and about, getting ready to breed.

I spent two nights in the 'Shearer's Quarters', and over two full days of birding managed to find most of those species the station is famous for (no Grey Falcon unfortunately), as well as a few extras along the way. The recent spell of wet weather meant the frogs were out and about as well, and we recorded seven different species. It was still a bit cool for the reptiles to really active, but there were still a few more common species to be found on the warm afternoons.

Birding highlights included Chestnut-breasted Quail-Thrush in good numbers, a party of Hall's Babblers, and a small group of four Bourke's Parrots. There was a Ground Cuckoo-Shrike nest which many visitors got to see, and plenty of honeyeaters around making use of the great conditions, Painted, Pied and Black Honeyeaters being the highlights. A lone Redthroat was turned up on the last morning, and a Square-tailed Kite was an unexpected bonus one lunch time.

Locations visited

Bowra Station

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Nick Leseberg


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