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Davies Creek National Park, Australia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Davies Creek National Park, Australia

Map of Davies Creek National Park, Australia

White-browed Robin (Poecilodryas superciliosa) Leaden Flycatcher (Myiagra rubecula) - Male Bridled Honeyeater (Bolemoreus frenatus) Noisy Friarbird (Philemon corniculatus) Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis) Gray Shrike-thrush (Colluricincla harmonica)
Yellow Honeyeater (Stomiopera flava)

Small creek surrounded by eucalyptus forest


Eastern Australia

11/5/2012: After leaving Cairns early in the morning, we checked out the Barron Falls on the way up to the tablelands area. There was a sign for Davies Creek National Park, the weather was hot, and we were ready for a swim.

We arrived at the camping area, and immediately it was clear that we should camp here for the night. The water was excellent for swimming, and there was no one around other than some day-tripping birders from England.

We went to Mareeba to look for supplies, and by the time we got back, several groups of hippies had descended upon the camping area. Not to be discouraged, we found an open campsite to stay for the night. Here was the first worry about seeing the eclipse as it was raining for most of the night and quite cloudy at "eclipse time" early in the morning.

Next Visit (Cairns Esplanade: 11/6/2012)

Species Recorded (28)

Birds ( 28 )

Honeyeaters ( Meliphagidae )
Bridled Honeyeater - Bolemoreus frenatus
Yellow-faced Honeyeater - Caligavis chrysops
Brown Honeyeater - Lichmera indistincta
Noisy Miner - Manorina melanocephala
White-throated Honeyeater - Melithreptus albogularis
Scarlet Myzomela - Myzomela sanguinolenta
Noisy Friarbird - Philemon corniculatus
White-cheeked Honeyeater - Phylidonyris niger
Yellow Honeyeater - Stomiopera flava

( Anseranatidae )
Magpie Goose - Anseranas semipalmata

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Black Kite - Milvus migrans

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Brown Falcon - Falco berigora
Nankeen Kestrel - Falco cenchroides

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Masked Lapwing - Vanellus miles

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Peaceful Dove - Geopelia placida

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Sulphur-crested Cockatoo - Cacatua galerita

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Mistletoebird - Dicaeum hirundinaceum

Rollers ( Coraciidae )
Dollarbird - Eurystomus orientalis

Paradise-flycatcher ( Monarchidae )
Leaden Flycatcher - Myiagra rubecula

Cuckoo-shrike ( Campephagidae )
White-bellied Cuckooshrike - Coracina papuensis

Drongos ( Dicruridae )
Spangled Drongo - Dicrurus bracteatus

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Gray Shrikethrush - Colluricincla harmonica
Gray Butcherbird - Cracticus torquatus

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis

( Pardalotidae )
Striated Pardalote - Pardalotus striatus

( Eopsaltriidae )
Eastern Yellow Robin - Eopsaltria australis
White-browed Robin - Poecilodryas superciliosa

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus




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