Chiltern and Capertee in May?

To: "John Tongue" <>
Subject: Chiltern and Capertee in May?
From: "Tim Dolby" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 09:08:05 +1100
Hi John,

Nice to see you're making a trip to the mainland! Chiltern's a great
place to go, especially in May! Have a look at my trip report site at It provides some basic information. Some
of the birds you'd hope to see include Regent Honeyeater, Painted HE,
Black-chined HE, Western Gerygone, Pink Robin, Swift Parrot, Painted
Button-quail, Turquoise Parrot, Square Tailed Kite, and Barking Owl.
Check Vic Birdline before going, and look at the archives for the
species mentioned above, see:

There is also the Chiltern Bird Trails site at: This is basically an awkward
reproduction of an excellent booklet available from information centre
in Chiltern. Email Beryl at the info centre and she'll send you a copy
at <>.

Also try and get a copy of Chris Tzaros's book 'Wildlife of the
Box-Ironbark Country', see:
It's got some fantastic information on where to see birds (and mammals
etc) around Chiltern, the nearby excellent Warby Ranges (and many other
Box-Ironbark areas).

Hope this helps, and good luck.


Tim Dolby

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of John Tongue
Sent: Thursday, 13 March 2008 9:00 AM
To: Birding-Aus Aus
Subject: Chiltern and Capertee in May?

Hi Birding-aus-ers,
I hope there are people who may be able to help me with some info.
My family and I are planning a possible trip north (from beautiful
Tassie) in May, and were hoping to visit Chiltern and Capertee on the
way.  Is this a decent time of year to do so?  What would we be
likely to pick up then?  I'd specially like to see Regent and Painted
Honeyeaters, but any of the other specialites of the area would be
good, if it's not an unrealistic time of the year.

Thanks for any advice in anticipation.

Your in birds,
John Tongue
Ulverstone, Tas.

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