more poms

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Subject: more poms
From: "Stephen Keen" <>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 21:07:24 +0100
As promised, here's another request for information.
In addition to the more specific stuff below we are on the lookout for any stake-outs (day or night) for night birds on our route, even the "common" stuff, because, apart from Barn Owl, they're all lifers!
Also any updates on what's in Thomas & Thomas would be most useful.
Our route is as follows:
one day around Sydney, the plan being: the Illawarra Highway at dawn for Lyrebirds (is this still relevant?), the Barren Grounds am, Royal NP pm (are Origmas a morning-only bird, though?). How long should we allow for the drive to the airport from there on a Friday evening given that we need to be there for about 6.30pm? Directions for Magic Pt would also be helpful for later. And can anyone recommend a cheap place to camp at the bottom of the Illawarra Highway?
After that we fly to Cairns and our route will hopefully be as follows:
Cairns/Atherton area
Eungella H'eater (is Dalrymple Rd still the place?)
Inskip Pt
Bowra (anywhere half decent we can break the journey west from Lamington would be good)
Strzelecki Track (again, anywhere en route Bowra-Innamincka)
likewise somewhere to break the drive from Mt Lyndhurst Station to NW Victoria.
Victorian mallee (any decent wetland sites in the Wyperfeld/Hattah area?)
Somewhere we can go for Superb Parrot on the way back to Sydney (no, we've not been able to get on a Deniliquin tour), and anything else worth stopping for on this drive.
Hope someone can be of help
Steve Keen
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