RFI: European big Twich in Australia

Subject: RFI: European big Twich in Australia
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 17:14:20 EDT
Hi people down under,

We are two Dutch Birders and we going to do some birdwatching in Australia 
between 22 october and 3 december this year.
We try to find as many birdspecies (550+) as possible and we searched the 
internet for a trip schedule. The main reason is to tick some species away JJ 
missed the previous two times, and to get in the 600 in Australia!
Maybe some of you nice people could fill up some gaps.

22 october slow start at Sydney Botanical Gardens
23 october Blue mountains (Katoomba "three sisters", for Origma and 
Pilotbird)(Evans Lookout, Origma, Superb Lyrebird)(Wollemi NP, Spotted Quail 
Trush)(Pierces Pass, Origma and Pilotbird)
24 october Glen Davis (regent Honeyeater, Turquiose Parrot, Plum headed Finch)
25 october Barren Grounds (Ground Parrot, Eastern Bristlebird, Southern 
Emu-wren, Superb Lyrebird and Chestnut-rumped Hylacola) ore Budderoo (where 
is this and where is the spot for the Ground Parrot?)
26 october Pelagic Wollongong
27 october Dharug NP (Glossy Black-cockatoo, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Rose Robin, 
Rock Warbler, Superb Lyrebird, Pilotbird, Spotted Quail)  Coffs Harbour 
(relict Raven, any suitable spots at the moment?)
28 october Lamington (Rufous Scrub Bird, Alberts Lyrebird) How is Duck Creek 
Road for Black-breasted Button-Quail?
29 october Lamington, Mt Glorious (Marbled Frogmouth, Sooty Owl)
30 october Samsonvale (King Quail, red-chested Button Quail), Dayboro 
(White-eared Monarch)(how can we find this spot at Lacey's Creek Rd) Conclarf 
(SIPO), Inskip Point (black-breasted Button-quail), Coolala NP (ground parrot 
31 october Lady Elliott Island
1 november Mc Ewans Beach  (Mangrove Honeyeaters), Eungella (Eungella 
Honeyeater) Smalleys Beach kans (Beach Stone-curlew) and Hidden Valley 
Circuit (Mangrove Honeyeater) Horshoe Lagoon (Cotton Pygmy-goose)
2 november Mount Spec (Macleay's Honeyeater, Victoria's Riflebird, 
Chowchilla, Fernwren and Golden Bowerbird) Trebonne/Ingham (Masked and Grass 
3 november Cardwell (Mangrove Robin), Mission Beach (Cassowary), Cairns Croc 
Farm (Little Bittern, Black Bittern) James Street Cemetery (Bush 
Stone-curlews) and Esplanade (Asiatic Dowicher and Broad-billed Sandpiper)
4 november Mount Whitfield (Lovely Fairy-wren), Yule Point (Beach Tick-knee, 
Mangrove Robin & Black Bittern) Mossman (Red-rumped Swallow and Pacific 
Swallow, but where is the best spot over here?) Kingfisher Park (lesser Sooty 
Owl, Rednecked Cracke, Bush Hen, Barking Owl)
5 november Mount lewis, Julatten (Yellow-breasted Boatbill, Bower's Shrike 
Trush, Chowchilla, Fernwren, Atherton Scrubwren, Mountain Thornbill, Golden 
Bowerbird, Tooth-billed Bowerbird, Black-throated Finch, Blue-faced 
Parrot-Finch), Chillagoe (Chillagoe Swiftlet)
6 november The Crater, Nardellos Lagoon, Mareeba Wetlands, Curtain Fig Tree
7 november Arthemis Station (black-backed Butcherbird, Golden shouldered 
Parrot), Lakeland (red Goshawk, Star and Crimson Finch)
8 november Iron Range
Try to find the endemic species: Buff-breasted Button-Quail/, Marbled 
Frogmouth, Rufous Owl, Red-cheeked Parrot, Electus Parrot, Palm Cockatoo, 
Yellow-billed Kingfisher, Chestnut-breasted Cuckoo, Nothern Scrub-robin, 
Green-backed Honeyeater, Tawny-breasted Honeyeater, White-streaked 
Honeyeater, Fawn-breasted Bowerbird, Grey Whistler, White-faced Robin, 
White-eared Monarch, Frilled Monarch, Black-winged Monarch?, Yellow-legged 
Flycatcher, Tropical Scrubwren, Trumpet Manicode en Magnificent Riflebird)
9 november Iron Range
Try to find all the Cape York endemic ssp Australian Masked-owl galei Little 
Corella normantoni Wompoo Fruit-dove assimilis Northern Squatter Pigeon 
peninsulae Rufous Owl meesi Red-breasted Babbler browni Fairy Gerygone 
personata Red-browed Pardalote yorki Lewin's Honeyeater amphochlora 
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater notata Tawny-breasted Honeyeater filigera Trumpet 
Manucode (gouldii), White-bellied Crimson Finch (ruficauda)
Does anyone knows if the Spotted Whistling-ducks are still at the swamp at 
Chilli Beach?
10 november Lakeland and Arthemis Station
11 november Esplanade Cairns
12 november Ravenhoe (Papuan Frogmouth)
13 november Mt Isa (Dusky Grasswren)
14 november Mt Isa (Carpetarian Grasswren), Playford River Crossing (Flock 
Pigeon), where is this spot how far from Barkly Homestead?)
15 november Playford Crossing
16 november Chinaman Creek (Hooded Parrot), Victoria Road House 
(Lilac-crowned Fairy-wren, White-quilled Rock-pigeon)
17 november Timber Creek (Gouldian Finch)
18 november Waterfall Creek ,Gumlom (Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon, 
White-throated Grasswren, Banded Fruit Dove, White-lined Honeyeater and 
Lavender-flanked Fairy-wren), Jim Jim Billabong (Black Bittern)
19 november Yellow Water Cruise (Little Kingfisher en Great-billed Heron), 
Nourlangie Rock (oa White-lined Honeyeater, Banded Fruit Dove and 
Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon), Old Darwin Road (Chestnut-backed 
Button-Quail), Ubirr Rock (Sandstone Shrike trush). 
20 november South-alligator Plains (Little Curlew), Mamukala Wetlands, 
Adelaide River (Mangrove Golden Whistler)
21 november Knuckeys Lagoon (Long-toed Stint, Little Curlew), Brendan Tiger 
Drive (Chestnut Rail), Middle Arm (Great-billed Heron en Chestnut Rail, 
Barking Owl)
22 november East Point, RAAF Station (little curlew), Lee Point, Buffaloo 
Creek, Holmes Jungle (blue-breasted Quail and Red-backed Button-quail)
23 november Port Gawler (slender-billed Tornbill, Rock Parrot)
24 november Gluepot (red-lored Whisler, Black-eared Miner, Gilberts Whisler, 
25 november Waikerie (freckled Duck), Tolderol (Cape-barren Goose)
26 november Adelaide Hills (Adelaide Rosella), Goolwa (Fairy Tern, Hooded 
Plover) and Little Penguin (Victor harbour)
27 november Hattah (Mallee-emu wren, Shy Hylacola, Southern Scrub-Robin, 
Yellow Rosella), Big Desert (where do we have to look?)
28 november Deniliquin (Phil Mayer)(inland Dotterel, Plains Wander, 
Long-billed Corella, Australasian Bittern)
29 november Yellingo State Forest (Helmeted Honeyeater, where do we have to 
look????), University Melbourne (Lewins Rail)(is this a good spot?)
30 november Twelve Apostles (Striated Calamanthus, Pink Robin and Rufous 
1 december Cyanide Dam (Flame Robin), Chiltern (Turquoise Parrot) Yass 
(superb Parrot)
2 december Canberra whole day: Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve (Superb Lyrebird, 
Satin Flycaqtcher, Pilotbird, Red-browed Treecreeper, Rose Scarlet and Flame 
Robins), Cambell Park (Speckled Warbler, Daimond Firetail), the Botanical 
gardens (Gang Gang Cockatoo, Crescent Honeyeater)
3 december Fly home again.

If somebody have some comments ore tips we will be very happy, I will make a 
trip report and you'll recieve it! And we know that is around 15.000 km in 36 

Cheers, Justin Jansen & Wim Nap, the Netherlands

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