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JC Slaughter Falls, Mt Cootha

Powerful Owlet (Ninox strenua) © Lucy Parker Paul

JC Slaughter Falls, although often underwhelming from the Falls perspective, provides a number of trails for us to explore.  Some trails wend their way up through Mt Coot-tha Forest to the loftier reaches of Sir Samuel Griffith Drive but that is quite a climb so we shall concentrate our birding efforts on the undulating foothills and ridges around East Ithaca Creek.  There is usually a good variety of bush birds including parrots, honeyeaters, scrubwrens, fantails and thornbills and, if luck is with us, we may catch a glimpse of the resident Powerful Owls.

The meeting point will be at the picnic area by the car park as far in as you can drive.  There are toilet facilities adjacent to that car park and some picnic tables.  We will have morning tea and bird call at the same location.  Please bring chairs, morning tea and mosquito repellent so as to avoid prolonged standing, starvation, blood loss and itching.

  • Date and Time
    Saturday, 25th May 2024
    7:00 am
  • Location
    JC Slaughter Falls, Toowong
    37 Sir Samuel Griffith Drive
    Toowong, Queensland 4066

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  • Leader
    • Scott Fox
      0479 178 766
  • 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