Blue-winged Parrot

To: "Carl Billingham" <>
Subject: Blue-winged Parrot
From: "Tim Dolby" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 12:03:31 +1100
Hi Carl,

At this time of year I suggest that the Great Ocean Rd in the Otways is
the best places to look for Blue-winged Parrot.

Around the Point Addis lookout and along the Ironbark Walk is a good
place to look for them. I saw 4 birds feeding next to the car park just
a few weeks ago. Listen for the tinkling call and note that the flight
call is a double syllable call. This spot is also excellent for Rufous
Bristlebird and for albatross watching. Another good spot nearby is the
heath behind Anglesea, such as along Harvey St which becomes the Acacia
/ Slip Track (I think).

At this time of year you can usually flush them along the main ridge
roads in the Otways, such as along the Birregurra - Forrest Rd. Just
drive along until they flush. It's fantastic temperate rainforests also.

They can be reasonably common on the Queenscliff Golf Course (Swan
Island). Note that the golf course is in a restricted army area, so
you'll need to tell them that you are going to play golf (this is bad
advice, so don't tell anybody that I told you this).

Hope this helps.


Tim Dolby

I am looking at driving down from Queensland to Victoria over the
Christmas break and I am hoping to see Blue-winged Parrot, amongst other

This 13 day whistle stop trip will include stops at Deniliquin,
Werribee, Hattah-Kulkyne NP, Murray-Sunset NP.  Can anyone help me with
likely locations to commence searching for BwP along this route (or
minor diversions)?



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