RFI: Portland, VIC

To: "Vin Lam" <>, <>, "birding-aus" <>
Subject: RFI: Portland, VIC
From: Barry McLean <>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 04 12:55:24 +1000
>That was a quick reply? Thanks for info. I will print it out
>and take it with me tommorow.
>On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 08:09:07 +1000, <> wrote:
>> G'day Vin
>> Cape Nelson lighthouse is a good vantage point for seabird watching.

>> Lake Pertobe in town is good for waders, ducks, herons, etc.  Nice
>> playgrounds there too (depends on how old your kids are I guess).

Vin and Steve,

I suspect the Steve meant Forthrop Lagoon , which in the town (is Lake Pertobe 
in (Warrnambool?), is also well worth a visit.  Lewin's Rail (at least two) 
were seen by all members of the SUNBOC group which visited Portland 28/3 to 
4/4.  The tide needed to be out, so that some mud was exposed near the reeds, 
and some patience was required but they were seen from the railing at the end 
of the boardwalk near the railway line, on several days during the week.  
Buff-banded Rail were also seen near the reeds 'diagonally opposite' across the 
lagoon and near the short boardwalk (and playground?). A station of the 
Portland Tourist Tram is nearby, perhaps the family might do a lap while you 


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