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The new Horseshoe Bay Wastewater recycling plant
The new Horseshoe Bay Wastewater recycling plant
Columns | Jun 18th 2007
Magnetic meanderings
Greetings Birdlovers. ROCKBOC - the Magnetic Island wing of TOWNBOC (Townsville Bird Observers Club) hosted the TOWNBOC visit to the Island for their yearly avian meandering on Sunday the 28th of August 2006. The focus of this year's visit was the completed Horseshoe Bay Sewerage Treatment Plant and Revegetation Park
Columns | Jun 2nd 2006
Island Bird Count Coordinator Chris Corbett
Island Bird Count Coordinator Chris Corbett
Winter bird count this weekend
Greeting Bird Lovers. It's that time of year again. That's right, time to get out and enjoy your gardens, walking tracks, acreages, beaches and rocky shores and count birds while you do it. It costs nothing but your time and we would love your contribution.
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Columns | Feb 16th 2005
Curlew and chick
Curlew and chick
Magnetic allure to off-season birders
There are lots of reasons to visit Magnetic Island and for bird lovers there were 112 different ones counted over the December 1 weekend. That's a lot of bird species tucked into one small place and for serious birders who want to bring their non bird-obsessed family with them, the Island, as a great holiday destination, is hard to beat - even in the quiet-for-tourists but busy-for-wildlife, wet season. Magnetic Times' Birding on the Rock columnist, Chris Corbett, returns with some red hot tempters for birders contemplating a wet season visit and follows with an update on December's very impressive Island bird count.
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Columns | Dec 3rd 2004
Counting this weekend Chris Corbett
Counting this weekend Chris Corbett
Bird count this weekend
Greetings bird lovers! Following a long sabbatical and just in time for the summer bird count, "Birding on the Rock" is back.
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Columns | Mar 1st 2003
BIRDING ON THE ROCK - March
February has been the celebration of World Wetlands and their importance to the health of the planet. The recent welcome rains have returned many of our seasonal wetlands to their primordial swamp state - much to the relief of the local wildlife. The Horseshoe Bay Lagoons, the Cockle Bay ephemeral wetland, and the Bolger Bay Ti tree swamps have burst into life.
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Columns | Jan 23rd 2002
Welcome to Birding on the Rock
Welcome to all those would be Birdos on Maggie Island. Want to know:'What Bird is that?' 'Where to go to find a Booby?' 'Who besides Victorians migrate to the Rock in the Winter'. ROCKBOC can answer this and much more!
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Readers comments
Tonia In reply to The ongoing price of Nelly Bay Harbour
It's 14 years since I last visited Maggy. I am shocked by Nelly Bay and saddened. It is insensitive, ugly and juxtaposed to the essence of Maggy. I embrace progress in general, but this is poorly conceived and executed. Shame.
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The poll
Should Magnetic Island commission a sculpture to celebrate the achievements of Julian Assange?
98%       2%
Great idea No thanks


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