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Subject: South Australia info wanted
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Hello all.

It is again time for my Norwegian friend Bruce and myself to head south
towards your excellent Outback.
Timewise we are looking at October 1st until 16th this year, driving a
Toyota Landcruiser.
This time we are targeting the area from Adelaide to Birdsville Track
(Koonchera Dune), Strzelecki Track, Flinders Ranges, Gluepot, 
and if time permits; Kangaroo Island (Are Glossy B-c's regular here??).

If any kind souls out there have visited these areas lately, an update 
be greatly appreciated and held in great esteem :-)

I am having difficulty pinpointing a good site for Short-tailed 
Grasswrens in the Flinders Ranges. Can anybody help? Also; any Freckled
Ducks around? This species have eluded us on our previous 5 trips (and 
species enjoyed).

Anyone wishing a copy of the tripreport once finished will certainly 
one. And if anybody want a copy of our previous tripreport, feel free to

A complete list of our target species is found here:

Freckled Duck   - any recent records?

Letter-winged Kite   -  ditto?

Grey Falcon  - I know....close to impossible.

Bluebonnet  - should be fairly common.

Scarlet-chested Parrot   - fat chance I suppose....?

Shining Bronze-cuckoo  - should be common

Southern Scrub-robin  - fairly common.

Red-lored Whistler   -  any recent records?

Chestnut-crowned Babbler   - should be easy.

Chirruping Wedgebill   - ditto easy.

Chestnut Quail-thrush   - not too difficult.

Mallee Emuwren   - any good tips on this cute fella?

Striated Grasswren   - Gluepot & Kulkyne I suppose?

Short-tailed Grasswren  - anyone?

Grey Grasswren  - Koonchera Dune

Eyrean Grasswren   - Birdsville Track (any updates?)

Slender-billed Thornbill  -  coast north of Adelaide? Any good tips?

Chestnut-breasted Whiteface   - Lyndhurst site still good?

Gibberbird    -  a possibility?

Purple-gaped Honeyeater   - should be fairly common?

Black-eared Miner   - Gluepot.

And Glossy Black-cockatoo   - somewhere on Kangaroo Island?


Tommy Pedersen (& Odd Bruce Hansen) [many would say not all that Odd...]

Anybody wanting info on birding western Java; I have a bit of info & 
to share.

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