Pied Monarch (photo by Gail Bryant)

In mid September we headed for Townsville to commence a drive to the tip of Cape York. With approximately 80 species of interest up that way we were hopeful of photographing and videoing a few, as well as accomplishing the task of reaching the tip. We found the task was not that easy but I did manage 8 new species on video and improved video of about 30 species, and Gail photographed about 30 new species.

In addition to the Pied Monarch above new species included;

We had no luck with many of the iconic species eg Palm Cockatoo, Golden-shouldered Parrot, Lovely Fairy-Wren, Mangrove Robin, etc. Guess that gives us a reason to travel back that way sometime in the future.