Hi David, et al,
I haven't personally do the Overland Track, but the high county in
Tassie, in general, is pretty sparsely populated for birds. You may
get some great species, like Black Currawong, Ground Parrot, Southern
Emu-wren and striated Fieldwren, but other species will be pretty
light on, I'm afraid. It's not that I want to dissuade you from
coming to beautiful Tassie, nor from doing the Overland Track, which
I love to do myself, but it's just a fact of life! Sigh!
On 30/03/2008, at 12:48 PM, David Lord wrote:
Dear fellows birders,
next year two of my friends want us to walk the overland track in
Tasmania (Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair) for one of those milestone
birthdays (40). I think it is a great idea but I can't seem to
convince them to go to Broome and the kimberley instead. They are
not birders and the Broome Bird Observatory means nothing to them.
I like Tasmania but I was wondering: can anyone tell me if there is
good birding on this track? I have walked it before and it was a
lovely walk but not as 'birdy' as I had hoped. Perhaps I was not
paying enough attention? It was twelve years ago. I remember mud
and rain and little delicate mosses, toadstools, some rain,
sassafras, wombats and wallabies and iron bark flowers on the path.
PS I can't convince them to do the South Coast Track - already asked.
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