Abrolhos Islands Birding Trip November 20th

Subject: Abrolhos Islands Birding Trip November 20th
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 17:05:10 +0800
I sent a message a few weeks ago about a private trip that I am organising 
to the Abrolhos Islands in November for a friend from Queensland.  The 
same routine as Phil Hansbro is organising next week.

I have had to change the date to Tuesday 20th November.  The boat leaves 
Geraldton at 6am and returns about 5:30pm.  We will be landing on Pelsaert 
Island for about 4 hours or so to observe Lesser Noddy, etc.

The cost is $165 per person for the day.  I think that this includes lunch 
and soft drinks but I will need to check.  You don't have to go ashore for 
the whole period.  There will be opportunities for snorkelling and 
possibly fishing if you want.  I need a minimum of 6 people which I am 
almost certain that I now have.  If we don't get 6 people the trip will 
still go ahead and my friend and I will make up the difference.

Apart from Lesser Noddy breeding we hope to see breeding Common Noddy, 
Bridled Tern, Sooty Tern.  Also we should see Wedge-tailed Shearwater, 
Roseate Tern, Fairy Tern, Pacific Gull, possible Spotless Crake, possible 
Little Shearwater, possible White-faced Storm-Petrel, possible Red-tailed 
Tropicbird, possible Australian Sea-lion plus a variety of waders, Osprey, 
White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Eastern Reef Egret, King Skink, etc.

We will be staying at Goodwood Lodge (08 9921 5666) for the two nights 
(not yet booked).

I will be driving up from Perth on the Monday, and then after the trip 
going up to Carnarvon for two nights, then back to Kalbarri for one night 
before heading down to the south west for 5 nights.  You are welcome to 
tag along, but you will need another vehicle.

Our hit list is very specialised in Rufous (Western) Fieldwren, Slender-
billed (Samphire) Thornbill, vagrant gulls, vagrant waders, Masked Owl, 
Numbat, Western (Mallee) Whipbird, Western Whipbird, Noisy Scrubbird, 
Australasian Bittern but we should see most of the south west and Gascoyne 

All the best

08 9386 5694
Birding-Aus is on the Web at
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message
"unsubscribe birding-aus" (no quotes, no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • Abrolhos Islands Birding Trip November 20th, foconnor <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU