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Morton National Park, Australia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Morton National Park, Australia

Map of Morton National Park, Australia

Eastern Gray Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) Galah (Eolophus roseicapillus) Little Black Cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus) White-naped Honeyeater (Melithreptus lunatus) White-browed Scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis frontalis)
Silver-Eye (Zosterops lateralis) Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops) Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) Noisy Friarbird (Philemon corniculatus) Australasian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae) Olive-backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus)
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) Satin Bowerbird (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus) - Female Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus) Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Caligavis chrysops) Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera) Lace Monitor (Varanus Varius)
Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus) - Female

Water cache for Sydney.


Eastern Australia

11/22/2012: On the my solo sea kayaking adventure (in a reservoir).

I headed south from Sydney to do this trip in the Morton National Park. A big part of the reason that I chose this area was my attempt to see a kangaroo.

On the morning of the kayak trip, I was surprised to find that the kayak people were nowhere near their office (on a Saturday morning) even though I had already paid a deposit. After talking to a very annoyed rep for the company, I learned that I had not "followed the directions". Hint to tour companies, it is not wise to put your directions on an attachment.

Anyway, I finally made it to the river along with a couple of Brazilians who also turned up at the wrong office. I pretty much ditched the Brazilians right out of the gate however as we traveled along the river.

After a few miles of paddling, I found the kangaroos, and then I found a good spot to camp in the Beehive Point area. Some of the highlights of camping alone included a resident possum, frogs, and some possibly lost dog that showed up at the camp.

I looked around in the morning for the owners of the dog, but there was only an empty VW van. Anyway, the dog was not happy to see me leave, and I hope that she found her way back to civilization.

Previous Visit (Royal National Park: 11/21/2012)
Next Visit (Wollongong Lagoon: 11/23/2012)

Species Recorded (50)

Birds ( 46 )

Honeyeaters ( Meliphagidae )
Eastern Spinebill - Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Little Wattlebird - Anthochaera chrysoptera
Yellow-faced Honeyeater - Caligavis chrysops
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater - Lichenostomus melanops
White-naped Honeyeater - Melithreptus lunatus
Noisy Friarbird - Philemon corniculatus

Scrubwrens ( Acanithizidae )
Yellow Thornbill - Acanthiza nana
Brown Thornbill - Acanthiza pusilla

Whistlers ( Pachycephalidae )
Rufous Whistler - Pachycephala rufiventris

Scrubwrens ( Acanithizidae )
White-browed Scrubwren - Sericornis frontalis

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Little Pied Cormorant - Microcarbo melanoleucos
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo
Little Black Cormorant - Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Pied Cormorant - Phalacrocorax varius

Anhingas ( Anhingidae )
Australasian Darter - Anhinga novaehollandiae

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Plumed Egret - Ardea plumifera
White-faced Heron - Egretta novaehollandiae

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Chestnut Teal - Anas castanea
Pacific Black Duck - Anas superciliosa
Maned Duck - Chenonetta jubata

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

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Brown Cuckoo-Dove - Macropygia phasianella
Spotted Dove - Spilopelia chinensis

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Australian King-Parrot - Alisterus scapularis
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo - Cacatua galerita
Galah - Eolophus roseicapilla
Crimson Rosella - Platycercus elegans
Eastern Rosella - Platycercus eximius
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo - Zanda funerea

Cuckoos ( Cuculidae )
Fan-tailed Cuckoo - Cacomantis flabelliformis

( Dacelonidae )
Laughing Kookaburra - Dacelo novaeguineae
Sacred Kingfisher - Todiramphus sanctus

Cuckoo-shrike ( Campephagidae )
Black-faced Cuckooshrike - Coracina novaehollandiae

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Welcome Swallow - Hirundo neoxena

White-eyes ( Zosteropidae )
Silvereye - Zosterops lateralis

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Gray Shrikethrush - Colluricincla harmonica
Australian Raven - Corvus coronoides
Australian Magpie - Gymnorhina tibicen
Eastern Whipbird - Psophodes olivaceus

Orioles ( Oriolidae )
Olive-backed Oriole - Oriolus sagittatus

Fantails ( Rhipiduridae )
Gray Fantail - Rhipidura albiscapa

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Eurasian Blackbird - Turdus merula

( Climacteridae )
White-throated Treecreeper - Cormobates leucophaea

( Ptilonorhynchidae )
Satin Bowerbird - Ptilonorhynchus violaceus

( Maluridae )
Superb Fairywren - Malurus cyaneus

( Eopsaltriidae )
Eastern Yellow Robin - Eopsaltria australis




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