bird spots between Sydney and Melbourne?

To: Michael Todd <>,
Subject: bird spots between Sydney and Melbourne?
From: Paul Foxworthy <>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 14:30:10 +1000
At 07:11 PM 12/04/2004 +1000, Michael Todd wrote:
Hello all,

I'm after a bit of advice on locations between Sydney and Melbourne.

A bird-photographer friend of mine from Hawaii is spending a few weeks in May travelling with his wife from Sydney to Melbourne along the coast and then back to Sydney along a more inland route. I've never done a trip like this and most of this area is unknown territory for me.

In particular, does anyone know much about the Abobe Flats area near Karbeethong/Mallacoota or Croajingolong National Park?

I was hoping that people might have some suggestions on places that either shouldn't be missed or are worth spending time at. One of these days I might make the trip myself! This time I'm probably going to be travelling in a northerly direction in May and so won't be able to help them directly.

You mean the Adobe Mudbrick Holiday Flats in Mallacoota ( They are birdwatcher friendly and have advertised in BOCA's magazine The Bird Observer for years.

Chiltern is right on the Hume and has a National Park ( with remnant Box-Ironbark forest. A good spot for Regent Honeyeaters. There'll be plenty on it in the birding-aus archive.

If you get the chance, stop for lunch, afternoon tea or the night (it has bed and breakfast accommodation) at The Mulberry Tree in Chiltern (

There are pelagics from Sydney, Wollongong and Eden if your friend is interested. See for more details.

Barren Grounds Nature Reserve
( is worth a look for Eastern Bristlebird.


Paul Foxworthy

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