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Published November 10th 2015
Hiding as You Watch the Wader Birds
We are so fortunate that birds from the northern hemisphere often choose to leave the winter of the north and fly to a better climate to avoid the cold, and many choose to spend the summer in our waters. There are many spots along the coast where it is possible to quietly observe and photograph, create paintings of the birds, or just enjoy the sight of these many travelling birds as they enjoy our great climate.
I discovered that one of the special places that these birds choose to spend their "overseas holidays" is on Bribie Island, oddly enough named Kakadu, though around three thousand kilometres from the Kakadu that most of us know! I had gone to Banksia Beach to visit the latest Mater Prize Home, and on the way I discovered this magic spot to see these birds, though none had arrived. The Mater Home is great, and if I win, I will be just around the corner from Kakadu!
There is an Interpretive Centre with awesome information about the wading birds that spend time there. There is a great hide where one can sit beyond the view of any birds, and watch them or take photos. It looks out over the Pumicestone Passage, and as well as the hide and Interpretive Centre there are lawns, picnic spots, and walkways to explore.
Though there were no wading or travelling birds at the time of my visit, two local native birds did come down to visit me!!