RFI: Adelaide-Birdsville-Adelaide

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Subject: RFI: Adelaide-Birdsville-Adelaide
From: Richard Fairbank <>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 1998 13:38:28 BST
Three friends and I will be spending 3 weeks birding in SE Australia prior to a 
short visit to New
Caledonia.  None of us have been to this part of Australia, although 3 of us 
have been to
Queensland.  We will have a car and have used Thomas & Thomas (and recent 
postings on
birding-aus) to work out a provisional itinary (we also have Bransbury?s book). 
 The trip splits
into 4 parts, but is flexible within each part (depending on what has been seen 
at the time!):
July 21-26:  Sydney-Canberra-Deniliquin
July 28-Aug 1:  Deniliquin-Melbourne-Portland
Aug 3-7:  Portland-Victoria Malle-Adelaide
Aug 8-14:  Adelaide-Birdsville-Adelaide (with 4WD)

We would be grateful for any further information, recent sightings or specific 
sites, comments or
advice on any part of the trip.  I will not have access to e-mail after 17 
July.  The places we
intend visiting (and, drawn heavily from Thomas & Thomas, the birds we might 
hope to see) in
the final part of the trip are:

Aug 8-14:  Adelaide-Birdsville-Adelaide (with 4WD)
Adelaide ICI (if access possible):  Banded Stilt, Red-necked Avocet, Elegant 
Parrot, Blue-billed
Port Gawler/Port Prime:  Rock Parrot, Elegant Parrot, Slender-billed Thornbill, 
Strzelecki track (possibly to Whiteface site only):  Chestnut-breasted 
Whiteface, Thick-billed
Grasswren, Cinnamon Quail Thrush, Rufous Calamanthus, White-winged Fairywren, 
Chirruping Wedgebill, Orange & Gibber Chat, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater.
Birdsville Track:  Letter-winged Kite, Inland Dotterel, Eyrean & Grey 
Grasswren, Cinnamon
Quail Thrush, Gibber, Yellow, Orange & Crimson Chats, Flock Bronzewing.

Any recent observations, alternative or more specific sites would be most 
welcome.  Any other
reasonable places to look at between Adelaide and Lyndhurst would be helpful 
too (breaking up
an otherwise very long journey).

Many thanks in advance for any information,

Richard Fairbank
West Sussex, England

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