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Mookin-Bah Reserve, Ransome

One of the lesser-known birding spots, but a good one, nonetheless. This one has many different species, including honeyeaters, water birds and finches.

The track we’ll be taking is easy and flat with a mixture of sealed and unsealed paths. The track can get muddy in some sections so be sure to bring enclosed shoes.

There are no toilets on-site, if duty calls, please see https://toiletmap.gov.au

At the end of the walk, we’ll have a quick BYO morning tea and go through the bird list.

Directions: Warning for GPS/phone users: There are multiple entrance points to this reserve, navigating via GPS/phone to the reserve name will lead you to the wrong place. Our meeting point will be on Chelsea Rd (north), off Rickertt Rd, Ransome.

Alternatively, navigate to 452 Chelsea Rd, Ransome QLD 4154. The signposted entrance to the Mookin-Bah Reserve is on the left between private acreage properties. Parking is easy.

Please bring: binoculars or camera with telephoto lens, enclosed shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, a chair, and refreshments as usual.

  • Date and Time
    Saturday, 17th Feb 2024
    6:00 am — 9:30 am
  • Location
    Mookin-Bah Reserve
    Chelsea Road,
    Qld 4154
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  • Leader
    • Rob Nicholson
      0405 468 536
  • Walking Grade
    Grade 2
    Formed track. May have gentle hills and some steps. No bushwalking experience required.

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Sahul Sunbird (Cinnyris frenatus) © Vince Bugeja