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To: Stephen Keen <>, birding aus <>
Subject: more poms
From: David Stowe Photography <>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 19:09:42 +1000
Hi Steve
We saw Eungella HE at the very end of Chelmans Rd at the State Forest gate (locked) as per T&T in January this year. We didn’t need to go walking either! Two birds came in to the call very quickly.
The campground back in the national park was a nice spot to camp and we saw Noisy Pitta as well as 4 Barking Owls right at camp. Platypus also in the creek if you are interested.
Alan Gillanders would be a good person to talk to on the Atherton Tablelands.
Get your hands on a copy of Lloyd Neilsons book  “birds of Queensland’s wet tropics and where to find them”
If you can.
Dave Stowe

On 23/9/05 6:07 AM, "Stephen Keen" <> wrote:

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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