RFI: Yorke Peninsula/Saltworks near Adelaide

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Subject: RFI: Yorke Peninsula/Saltworks near Adelaide
From: Peter Ewin <>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 19:16:28 +1000

Hi all,
After a few days away with my family in Nhill (terrible windy weather and 
birding highlights were limited, though definitely confirmed Slender-billed 
Thornbill and a Stubble Quail flying across the road was unexpected) I now have 
a trip planned for the end of October to Edithburgh (on the Yorke Peninsula) SA 
for a week

(and a couple of days in north Adelaide at the end).

I am chasing a few subspecies and would appreciate information on sites (I have 
found a couple of reports in the archives but any additional info would be 
Australian Magpie (telonouca) - assume will be common southern Yorke Peninsula
Grey Currawong (intermedia) - assume will be widespread in Innes NP
Mallee Whipbird (leucogaster) - have some info for Innes NP but recent news 
would be good
Slender-billed Thornbill (rosinae) - Are there publicly accessible sites for 
this species? (or see below)
Singing Bushlark (secunda) - I am suspecting this would be the hardest (the 
only location I have is Port Germain)
Barbary Dove - Dare I ask? I have the sites from the archives, but the closest 
location to Semaphore Beach would be appreciated.

I would also be interested in general information on good sites around 
Edithburgh/Innes NP to see as many species as possible. Additionally my wader 
list for 2009 is very poor, so some spots for these would also be appreciated 
(if anyone can give me info/meet up to access some of the Salt Fields to the 
north of Adelaide I would be happy to cover the cost of fuel/supply a vehicle - 
Saturday the 31st of October would be the best day for this but I can try and 
wrangle a day either side). Any info would be useful, though once again this is 
mainly a family holiday where I will try and sneak some bird-watching amongst 
other activities - particularly eating some good seafood and hopefully 
temperatures have lifted high enough to swim (though generally the water in SA 
is too cold for me).

If anyone would like info on birds seen around Nhill/Little Desert I am happy 
to oblige.

Thanks in advance.

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