Fw: Trip to Abrolhos Islands for Lesser Noddy 6, 7 and 8 November 2009

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Subject: Fw: Trip to Abrolhos Islands for Lesser Noddy 6, 7 and 8 November 2009
From: "Peter Marsh" <>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 18:07:41 +1000

Dear Birders,
Further to my recent posting asking for thew best way to get to the Abrolhos I 
did not find anything better than the 3 day boat trip that I was already aware 

So! How about all those people desperate to get the lesser Nofddy on their 
Aussie list (and see lots of other nice birds and non-avian wildlife) get 
together to make up a party of ten for a long weekend in November. The good 
ship "Rat Patrol" from Abrolhos Island Charters is available on Friday 6th, 
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November. The cost is $900 per person (assuming 10 
takers) and includes all food for the 3 days up to and including afternoon tea 
on Sunday. I am told that the boat is very comfortable and the food good but 
cannot guarantee either as I have not been on the boat. The boat will leave 
Geraldton at 6:00 am on the Friday and during the trip we will visit Pelsaert, 
Wooded and Morley Islands which are the three nesting sites of the Lesser 
Noddy. As they should be nesting at this time there has to be a very good 
chance of seeing the birds, nests, possibly some chicks, in other words the 
whole works! We can sleep on the boat on Thursday night so I suggest anyone 
coming tries to get to Geraldton on Thursday evening (there are a couple of 
Skywest flights leaving Perth on Thursday afternoon going to Geraldton. There 
is a Sunday evening flight back from Geraldton to Perth as well). More 
information about the boat can be obtained at

 I already have 4 takers (including myself) so we need another 6 to make the 
trip feasable. If you are interested please send me an e-mail. As and when we 
get 10 participants I will get  all participants to send a deposit of $180 
direct to Abrolhos Island Charters.

For the record this is not a commercial announcement as I will be paying the 
same as everyone else and am organising the trip solely to get up close and 
personal with the Lesser Noddy!
Peter Marsh

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