Chiltern bird publication

Subject: Chiltern bird publication
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 11:28:05 +1100
The following is posted on behalf of Dr Barry Trail of Chiltern.

Martin O'Brien


Free Guide to Chiltern Bird Trails Guide

Dear Birding Oz,

Of possible interest to many of you- I've just produced a free guide to
birdwatching spots at Chiltern in north-east Victoria.

The guide was produced to encourage eco-tourism in the area, boosting local
support for bird protection in this crucial area of woodland habitat.

The booklet sets out four half day/full day birdwatching trails in the
Chiltern district, best seasonal spots, and exact locations for rare and
threatened species and lists accommodation and dining options in town.  A
complete Chiltern Bird list accompanies the guide.

Chiltern is one of the best bushbirding locales in south-east Australia.
Over 220 species have been recorded in the National Park and surrounding
private land.  The high diversity comes from the districts location at the
boundary of the woodland/wetter forest bioregions.   The district is a
for a number of now threatened woodlands birds such as Regent Honeyeater,
Swift Parrot, Barking Owl and Turquoise Parrot.

By car Chiltern is 3 and a bit hours from Melbourne, on the Hume Highway,
About 7 hours from Sydney, 5 hours from Canberra, coming from the opposite
direction.   There are regular trains to the town, which is surrounded by
the National Park and easily accessible by foot or bicycle.

A free copy of the guide, and attached bird list (either hardcopy or
electronic copy) can be obtained by postal mail or email from the Chiltern
Information Centre.

Contact Beryl Pickering at the Information Centre, Main Street, ph/fax 0357
261 611; email 

Please forward this email to any birders who you think may be interested.

Many thanks,

Barry Traill

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