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Bloomfield Track, Australia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Bloomfield Track, Australia

Map of Bloomfield Track, Australia

Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax) Gray-tailed Tattler (Tringa brevipes) Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus) Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus) Horned Ghost Crab (Ocypode ceratophthalmus) Gray-tailed Tattler (Tringa brevipes)
Light-blue Soldier Crab (Mictyris longicarpus)

A famous "4X4" road that I wouldn't think twice about driving in my 1979 Toyota Corolla Station Wagon.


Eastern Australia

11/10/2012: Our next part of the journey was to tackle the famous "Bloomfield Track" which is supposed to be this rugged 4X4 track. Maybe there is something to that during the rainy season, but other than a lot of dust, there was little to stop a careful driver from driving the road in their front wheel drive economy rental car...

Anyway, Mike was in a hurry to get somewhere, and we passed up all the canned tourist destinations on the way to Cape Tribulation. We did stop for a bit on a sandy mangrove fringed area which was pretty cool. The whole "4X4" part of the road lasted for about 30 minutes before we arrived on the paved portion of the highway.

Previous Visit (Daintree River Boat Trip: 11/10/2012)
Next Visit (Lion's Den Roadhouse: 11/11/2012)

Species Recorded (16)

Birds ( 14 )

( Megapodiidae )
Australian Brush-turkey - Alectura lathami

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Little Black Cormorant - Phalacrocorax sulcirostris

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Pacific Reef-Heron - Egretta sacra

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Straw-necked Ibis - Threskiornis spinicollis

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Wedge-tailed Eagle - Aquila audax
White-bellied Sea-Eagle - Haliaeetus leucogaster

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Lesser Sand Plover - Charadrius mongolus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Gray-tailed Tattler - Tringa brevipes

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo - Cacatua galerita
Double-eyed Fig-Parrot - Cyclopsitta diophthalma

( Dacelonidae )
Laughing Kookaburra - Dacelo novaeguineae

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Australasian Figbird - Sphecotheres vieilloti

Orioles ( Oriolidae )
Green Oriole - Oriolus flavocinctus




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