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Point Halloran

Crested Tern © 2010 Jon Coleman

Site information:

The sandflats at Point Halloran are a good place to view a range of feeding waders while tern species may also be seen resting on the sandbanks.  In autumn and winter, Double-banded Plover have been seen feeding on the northern side of the point close to the shoreline.  It is preferable to schedule a visit either in the later part of the morning or in the afternoon to avoid looking directly into the sun.  Depending on the height of the tide, 2 ½ to 3 hours after high tide is the best time to observe the birds.

 How to get there: Point Halloran is located between Victoria Point and Cleveland on the south-eastern outskirts of Brisbane, about 25 km from the central business district.  From the Gateway Motorway, drive east along Mt. Gravatt-Capalaba Road, Mt Cotton Road and Boundary Road.  Turn right into Cleveland-Redland Bay Road, left at Colburn Avenue and left again into Point O’Halloran Road.  The site lies at the northern end of this road.

 Site coordinates: Lat 27º 33’ 59” S, Long 153º 18’ 24” E.

 Amenities/access: Toilets and picnic facilities are located at Victoria Point. This site is easily accessible for disabled people.

 Wader species: Bar-tailed Godwit, Whimbrel, Eastern Curlew, Terek Sandpiper, Grey-tailed Tattler, Ruddy Turnstone, Great Knot, Red-necked Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Pied Oystercatcher, Red-capped Plover, Double-banded Plover (March – August), Lesser Sand Plover, Greater Sand Plover and Masked Lapwing.

 Other species: Striated Heron, Caspian Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Lesser Crested Tern, Crested Tern and Little Tern.