( Pezoporus occidentalis )
Dear AUSTRALIAN BIRDERS ,
I have the pleasure to advice you, that thanks to the great
and brilliant support and suggestions, ideas and informa-
tions from several very helpful and friendly australian birders,
ornithologists and aviculturists - who all I, of course, directly
will keep inform with the development - the preparation are
going ahead for my forthcoming parrot study tour to your
great country, " Land of Parrots " :
" PARROT WATCHING IN AUSTRALIA "
which I believe will be the final European Parrot Watching
Tour in Australian of this century.
According to my preparation I still need the information
about where and how to find the Night Parrot ( Pezoporus
occidentalis ), which is Australia's rarest bird.
I know the Night Parrot is last seen alive 80 years ago -
and there have been many reported sightings throughout
But, as far as I know, no hard evidence so far.
That is why I kindly ask for your help ... !
And, of course, you must think I am crazy !
" But I am glad, I am mad " ... !
But some people win in the Lotto, so why I should I not be
lucky one to win a sight of the Night Parrot in Australia ... !
Therefore, if you any knowledge to Night Parrot sighting,
and Night Parrot habitat, I would be very grateful if you
could advice me .... !
For your pleasant information, PARROT WATCHING IN
AUSTRALIA, September 1999, is no ordinary tourist tour,
but will be a tailor made study tour particular interest to
the our team of adventurous parrot birders wanting to
explore the flora and fauna - and especially unique birdlife -
I know Australia is the home to an abundance of parrot
species, and thoughout the ' Parrot Watching in Australia '
trip I do hope to see as many parrot species as possible.
And mayby the NIGHT PARROT .......!!!
Peter H. Them
Peter H. Them
Emmerich Alle 4,
DK - Denmark