I finally arrived back in Australia yesterday - Brisbane to be precise, and at the end of the arrow on this map to be even more precise. I'm a Brit that's been in Oz for five years, and keen to expand my horizons beyond birds here, having been into plants and moths as well as birds back in the UK. This will be a big challenge for me and I don't expect to hit anything like 1000, but it will have succeeded if I can finally name some of my local plants and insects. My square is dominated by low density suburbia, but also contains extensive school grounds, and comprises part of Whites Hill, a selectively logged remnant Eucalpyt woodland.
After the end of day 2 I'm on 37 species, with White-throated Needletail being the best bird. It's midsummer here, and the subtropical climate means that the wildlife watching is good year-round.