Durikai State Forest, Karara, Queensland

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Mainly dry sclerophyl woodland with scattered waterholes and adjoining farmland and grasslands. Firetrails throughout and a number of lagoons/waterholes near highway edge.

[top]Getting there

Durikai State Forest covers an area of about around 13,000 hectares and is located about 40kms west of Warwick on the Cunningham Highway.

[top]When to go

Anytime - Summer good when birds come regularly to drink at waterholes. Bird numbers vary - sometimes exceptional.



[top]Key species

This is an excellent area for birds - many dryer country birds at their closest proximity to Brisbane. There are a number of waterholes in the area which can provide great opportunities to see and photograph species such as Yellow-tufted Honeyeater, Fuscous Honeyeater, Regent Honeyeater, White-eared Honeyeater, Black-chinned Honeyeater, Brown-headed Honeyeater, White-plumed Honeyeater, Turquoise Parrot, White-browed Babbler, Little Lorikeet, Musk Lorikeet, Dusky Woodswallow, Speckled Warbler, Plum-headed Finch, Squatter Pigeon and Diamond Firetail.


[top]Maps & GPS


Birds seen at Durikai include

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Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

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Fuscous Honeyeater

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Varied Sitella

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Black-chinned Honeyeater

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Plum-headed Finch
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