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Pumpkin Island Nature and Season diary...

Click on each month to see who is dropping in...

 

Active bird life, as it is the peak breeding season for our island & sea birds.

Spot the rare Peregrine falcon nesting on little Pumpkin.

Female Green turtles (Chelonia mydas), Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and Flatback turtles laying their eggs may be spotted on or around Pumpkin Island, and a few early hatchlings could surprise.

Excellent waters for Mackerel and Coral Trout fishing.

Active bird life, as it is the peak breeding season for our island & sea birds.

Watch the Oyster Catchers feeding their young.

Female Green turtles (Chelonia mydas), Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and Flatback turtles are still laying eggs and hatchlings continue to emerge from the nest.

Excellent waters for Mackerel, Coral Trout, Bonito and Giant Trevally fishing

Female turtles are at the end of their nesting season. Turtle hatchlings may be seen leaving the shore. Baby turtles are often spotted swimming in the protected bay.

Excellent waters for Mackerel, Coral Trout, Bonito and Giant Trevally fishing


Turtle hatchlings may be seen leaving the shore

Thousands of beautiful butterflies among them the electric blue Ulysses Butterfly, Common Crow and Lemon Migrant flock to the island to fill the air with colour.

Excellent waters for various species of Mackerel, Coral Trout, Bonito and Giant Trevally fishing
Humpback and Minke whales start their northern migrations and are often seen on both sides of Pumpkin Island

Excellent waters for Queenfish fishing

 

Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliea) northern migration begins and they are often seen passing through waters around the Island.

An average Humpback weighs 40 tonnes and measures 16 metres.

Excellent waters for Queenfish fishing

Humpback whale sightings

Excellent waters for Queenfish fishing

Humpback whales start their southern migration and are often seen on both sides of Pumpkin Island

Waters are warming and general coral reef activity is increasing

Excellent waters for Queenfish and various species of Mackerel

Oyster’s are a treat during these months

Humpback whales migrating south and active, breaching regularly. Can be seen playing in waves with calves.

Excellent waters for Mackerel and Sweetlip fishing

Oyster’s are a treat during these months

Turtle mating season begins and may be spotted around the island

Humpback whales migrating south to Antarctic with calves.

Coral spawning begins

Excellent waters for Mackerel and Sweetlip fishing

Female turtle’s nesting season begins

The annual synchronised mass spawning of corals usually occurs during this month.

Excellent waters for Mackerel and Coral Trout fishing

Oyster’s are a treat during these months

Active bird life, as it is the peak breeding season for our sea birds

Female turtles are laying their eggs and may be spotted on or around Pumpkin Island

Excellent waters for Mackerel and Giant Trevally fishing

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