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Port Douglas, Australia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Port Douglas, Australia

Map of Port Douglas, Australia

Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) Magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) Helmeted Friarbird (Philemon buceroides) Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio melanotus)

Port Douglass is a small town built on an estuary.


Eastern Australia

11/7/2012: We drove up to Port Douglass along the coast road, and I was keeping my eyes peeled for crocodiles every time we crossed water. There was one bridge from which I saw what looked to be a very large crocodile floating in a river, but my friend driving did not want to stop and confirm. That is too bad as we did not see any crocodile anywhere else. It would be nice to know whether or not the knobby crocodile shaped object was a log.

Arriving in Port Douglass, we arranged a scuba trip for the next day, but otherwise spent a very short time in the village.

Previous Visit (Cattana Wetlands: 11/7/2012)
Next Visit (Daintree Village: 11/8/2012)

Species Recorded (13)

Birds ( 13 )

Honeyeaters ( Meliphagidae )
Helmeted Friarbird - Philemon buceroides

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Eastern Cattle Egret - Bubulcus coromandus

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

Storks ( Ciconiidae )
Black-necked Stork - Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
Australasian Swamphen - Porphyrio melanotus

Oystercatchers ( Haematopodidae )
Pied Oystercatcher - Haematopus longirostris

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Silver Gull - Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae
Sooty Tern - Onychoprion fuscatus

New World Parrots ( Psittacidae )
Rainbow Lorikeet - Trichoglossus moluccanus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Welcome Swallow - Hirundo neoxena

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Magpie-lark - Grallina cyanoleuca

Orioles ( Oriolidae )
Green Oriole - Oriolus flavocinctus
Olive-backed Oriole - Oriolus sagittatus




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