Adelaide and the Mallee

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Subject: Adelaide and the Mallee
From: "PAUL ROSE" <>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2000 12:20:43 +1000
Hello fellow birders,

After almost a year of quietly observing the chat on-line and being impressed 
with the majority of dialogue and reports, I find myself as an author for the 
first time.  I've been in Australia for just over a year now after spending a 
life in Britain, Canada and NZ.  I've concentrated my birding efforts within 
Victoria so far and I am about to travel west and northward.   Adelaide for 
professional reasons for 3 days, and then 3 days to head back to Melbourne.
Would like to pick your brains on the Adelaide region, botanical gardens, 
conservation parks, the like, on prime birding locations.  Have perused some of 
the reading material on Birding Sites in Australia but no substitute for 
first-hand knowledge given the changing conditions that seem to flood through 
Looking at regions directly around Adelaide and south of Adelaide  (school 
visits are to Willunga, Seaford, etc.)  Probably needing to give Kangaroo 
Island a miss this time round unfortunately.   Really keen on hitting regions 
of the bigger parks in northwest Victoria on the way back.  Special locations, 
routes and side-roads would be welcome, with hints on which hikes to do, bush 
to explore, given my limited time.  I have an AWD Toyota Corolla wagon with 
diff. lock.    Wyperfeld ??  or...  Hattah-Kulkyne ?? or ...
Please peruse my hit list if you have the time and feel welcome to make any 
suggestions.  Is Bool Lagoon worth a visit on the way to Adelaide ??
Pink Lakes Park ???   Little Desert ??

I'll stop writing now or no one will bother reading this.
Here's the hitlist, some of which I realise are real specialties while others 
are common and should be encountered in more than one place.  Some I just 
haven't encountered yet which I think rather odd.
Thank you for taking the time to initiate me fully into the system.  Looking 
forward to meeting some of you on some pelagics which I can't wait to get back 

Bird HitList for Adelaide/Mallee Trip in June/July

Freckled Duck                                   
Black-faced Cormorant           
Lewin's Rail                                    
Black-tailed Native-Hen                                         
Painted Button-Quail                                    
Little Button-Quail                                     
Plains-Wanderer (?)                                     
Inland Dotterel                                         
Australian Pratincole                           
Diamond Dove                            
Peaceful Dove                                                   
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo                       
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo       
Little Corella                  
Swift Parrot                    
Regent Parrot                   
Adelaide Rosella                        
Eastern Ringneck                        
Blue Bonnet                     
Mulga Parrot                    
Rock Parrot                     
Elegant Parrot                  
Scarlet-chested Parrot(?)               
Barking Owl                     
Powerful Owl                    
Australian Owlet-Nightjar               
Spotted Nightjar                        
Red-backed Kingfisher           
White-browed Treecreeper                
Splendid Fairy-Wren
White-winged Fairy-Wren
Mallee Emu-Wren
Striated Grasswren
Shy Heathwren
Rufous Fieldwren
Inland Thornbill
Slender-billed Thornbill
Chestnut-rumped Thornbill
Southern Whiteface
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Striped Honeyeater
Black-eared Miner (?)
Purple-gaped Honeyeater
Grey-fronted Honeyeater
Black-chinned Honeyeater
White-fronted Honeyeater
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater
Pied Honeyeater
Painted Honeyeater
Orange Chat
Hooded Robin
Southern Scrub-Robin
Grey-crowned Babbler
Chestnut-crowned Babbler
Chirruping Wedgebill
Spotted Quail-Thrush
Chestnut Quail-Thrush
Crested Bellbird
Red-lored Whistler
Gilbert's Whistler
Ground Cuckoo-Shrike
Masked Woodswallow
Little Crow
Zebra Finch
White-backed Swallow

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