Parrots and Pink Robins should be a straightforward find in the north of
good spot for several endemics, including Pink Robin, is Notley Fern Gorge, about 20km to the
north of Launceston on the west side of the Tamar River. I think it's a
temperate rainforest - full of huge tree-ferns. The Pink Robin's call is a
distinctive clear click, like the snapping of a small dry twig - I suppose this
could sound like a problem in a forest come to think of it, but in fact it's a very
clean and clear sound.
between Legana, Bridgenorth and Notley Fern Gorge, and back to Exeter should
also give you Blue-winged Parrots more or less as a roadside bird.
know about Striated Fieldwrens in the north of the state, I've only seen them up
on the Central Plateau - but it could be worth a look in the reedbeds alongside
the West Tamar Highway - I've seen Australian Bitterns and Masked Owls along
there by the way, and it's a great place to see Marsh Harriers in numbers at
this time of year.
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[On Behalf Of EDWIN VELLA
Sent: Wednesday, 15 December 1999
Subject: birding-aus RFI -
I will away
for a week in Tasmania between 26th December and 3rd January. I will be staying
with a friend at Longford (near Launceston in the northern part of the state).
Although I have been able to get information on where to find the 12
endemics, any additional information on where to find them will be most
welcome, especially in the northern part of the state. I would also like to
know where there are any fairly reliable spots for Blue-winged
Parrots, Pink Robins and Striated
Fieldwrens. Are there also any accessible spots to see
Orange-bellied Parrots (without flying out to Melaleuca).
would like to do some sea watching from the coast (since It may be hard to go
on a pelagic during this time) and would like to know what areas may
be ideal to do so. Are there places where Common Diving Petrels,
White-chinned Petrels and Grey Petrels
can be sighted from land.