Birding Eastern Gondwana, Part 2: East Coast Australia

Leader or Speaker: 
Gregg Recer and Cathy Graichen
Location of Event: 
Five Rivers Interpretive Building
Date: 
October 2, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The second segment of this two-part program focuses on birds, wildlife, and sight-seeing in the Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales. Queensland is tropical east-coast Australia, home to the Wet Tropics World Heritage zone, the Great Barrier Reef, Atherton Tablelands, and the northern end of the Great Dividing Range. The birding and wildlife highlights here range from the odd Magpie Goose, Southern Cassowary, lyrebirds, and a large variety of parrots, honeyeaters and thornbills, to iconic and bizarre mammals including duck-billed platypus, tree kangaroos, wallabies, and flying foxes. In the area around Sydney in NSW, we'll explore the dramatic coastal areas and rainforests of Royal National Park, the historic location of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, and the iconic Sydney cityscape including Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Gregg Recer and Cathy Graichen have been HMBC members for nearly 30 years and over that time have become avid world birders. Gregg is the current HMBC President.