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Keatings Lagoon Conservation Park, Australia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Keatings Lagoon Conservation Park, Australia

Map of Keatings Lagoon Conservation Park, Australia

Comb-crested Jacana (Irediparra gallinacea)

Small freshwater wetland near Cooktown.


Eastern Australia

11/13/2012: After the long dirt road slog in Lakefield National Park, we opted for a hotel room in Cooktown. We arrived at around 7PM, and that was nearly too late as just about everyone in Queensland goes to bed before then. At least the bar was still open. We walked through some intense rain putting even more of a bad omen on our prospects for seeing the eclipse

The next morning, I spent a good 45 minutes trying to de-dust the car. There was dust in every crevice as well as covering the inside of the car. The rental car company was not going to like this...

For a short hike, we stopped at the Keating Lagoon just off the main road.

Previous Visit (Aboriginal Rock Paintings: 11/12/2012)
Next Visit (Maitland Downs: 11/14/2012)

Species Recorded (14)

Birds ( 12 )

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta
Nankeen Night-Heron - Nycticorax caledonicus

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
Royal Spoonbill - Platalea regia

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Pacific Black Duck - Anas superciliosa
Hardhead - Aythya australis
Green Pygmy-goose - Nettapus pulchellus

( Anseranatidae )
Magpie Goose - Anseranas semipalmata

Jacanas ( Jacanidae )
Comb-crested Jacana - Irediparra gallinacea

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Silver Gull - Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Sahul Sunbird - Cinnyris frenatus

Orioles ( Oriolidae )
Green Oriole - Oriolus flavocinctus




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