Just a quick note to alert people to the fact that there are
still 5 places available for the Ashmore Reef Pelagic to be held October 14-21
This trip has run at this time over the past few years and the
results have been nothing short of sensational with BULWER'S, TAHITI and
JOUANIN'S PETREL, STREAKED SHEARWATER, MATSUDAIRA'S, SWINHOE'S and LEACH'S STORM
PETREL amongst others being seen on most trips, with all sorts of
potential vagrants possible on Ashmore itself.
More than one person I have spoken to about the trip has said
that it was about the most enjoyable birdwatching experience they've ever had-
a week's sailing on tropical waters on a great boat with superb food and like
minded company. Sounds good to me.
I should point out that though this is a commercial venture, I
have no pecuniary interest whatsoever except that I am already booked on the
trip and am desperate for it to go ahead- my chances of seeing 700 species for
The Big Twitch are virtually nil without the six or more species I can only see
on this trip.
So if you are looking for the birding trip of a lifetime, and
the chance to help the Big Twitch succeed, why not contact George Swann to
find out more. He can be contacted on
See you in on the dock at Broome in October,