"Churingas Bed & Breakfast" Along the "Bird Trails of Cooloola"
About "Churingas Bed & Breakfast" "Nestled on five acres along Traveston Road in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland at the headwaters of Traveston Creek, “Churingas Bed & Breakfast” is a quiet retreat and a Birdwatchers paradise, with eighty species documented so far by COOLOOLA NATURE.
Only 1.5 hours drive north of Brisbane, other “Bird Trails” Sites too are within easy driving distance."
(Your Hosts, Joan & Roy Owen) (For Origin of Churingas Place Name & others, Click on Highlighted Text)
(For Origin of TravestonPlace Name & others, Click on Highlighted Text) _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Your Birding Experience (On & Off Site) –
Churingas B&B offers visitors a variety of Birdwatching experiences!
Stroll at your leisure through the well tended grounds and native Forest.
Sit in the early morning or late afternoon by the quiet waterway flowing through the property to observe the great variety of Birdlife coming to drink and bathe.
“Step out” for an early morning or late afternoon walk birding along a roadside verge.
Or sit back and relax on the homesteads’ wide verandah overlooking the headwaters of Traveston Creek, and “Bird” the canopy.
You may even see a Platypus!
To Print Out Seasonal and Ongoing lists of Bird Species recorded at “Churingas B&B”, Click on the Following –
Habitat Type (as per Regional Ecosystem (RE) Data) -
RE 12.11.3 – Open forest generally with Eucalyptus siderophloia, E. propinqua on metamorphic + / - interbedded volcanics __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Offsite Walking Excursion –
Ease of Difficulty – Easy to Moderate
Km – 2.8km (return)
Walking Conditions –
Verge bordering Thomason Road
Verge is grassed and wide in most areas
Points to Note for your Safety –
Be aware of light traffic
Keep to verges
Upon exiting entrance to Churingas B&B, turn right into Traveston Road
Turn left into Thomason Road soon after this
Thomason Road is a no-through road
Excursion ends at a gate to Private Property
Note – Take care crossing Traveston Road
What to expect of your Excursion –
Birding along forest edges
Grasslands & farm dams
Views of surrounding forested hills & farmlands
Call in to visit the “Natives R Us” Native Plant Nursery along the way, & enjoy the variety of birdlife feeding on the many Grevilleas & other flowering native plants in stock!
Among the variety of Bird Species you may encounter are –
Australian Wood Duck, Pacific Black Duck, White-faced Heron, White-necked Heron, Square-tailed Kite, Collared Sparrowhawk, Australian King Parrot, Fan-tailed Cuckoo, White-throated Treecreeper, Spotted Pardalote, Striated Pardalote, White-throated Gerygone, Purple Swamphen
(Note – Surveying conditions and Bird Species as described are accurate at time of compilation; these may vary over time with the influence of climate and other factors)