Abrolhos Trip, 1-3 November

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Subject: Abrolhos Trip, 1-3 November
From: John Graff <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 17:53:51 +0800
Hi all,

I'm posting this on behalf of the BAWA Excursions Committee.

Birds Australia WA have organised a 3-day boat trip to the Abrolhos Islands off 
the WA coast from the 1-3 November this year and there are a number of places 
still available. The islands in the Abrolhos group are home to large colonies 
of breeding seabirds, including Lesser & Common Noddy, Sooty Tern, Roseate 
Tern, and Wedge-tailed Shearwater. The trip is being organised on a not-for 
profit basis by BAWA and I have no commercial interest in the trip etc. For 
those who may be interested, more details are included below



"BAWA is running a non-profit excursion to the Houtman Abrolhos islands located 
80km off the coast from Geraldton. Several places still remain for this trip 
and so these are now being offered to the wider birding community. The islands 
are the breeding ground for many seabirds, including vast numbers of Lesser and 
Common Noddy, Wedge-tailed Shearwater and Sooty Tern. Ninety-six species of 
birds occur on the islands.

The MV Flying Fish Five, a purpose built charter boat, will be our base for the 
trip and will ferry us around the islands to observe the islands' birdlife. The 
boat sleeps 18 passengers in the following configuration: 6 passengers in 3 
double cabins, 4 passengers in “passage” bunks, 4 passengers in “V berth” 
bunks, and 4 passengers in bunks on the rear deck.

We board in Geraldton on 1 November at 6:00pm and have dinner on board. On 2 
November we leave early for Pelsaert Island, arriving in the mid morning. We 
will go ashore to explore the islands wildlife. Late in the afternoon we will 
move to Wooded Island in the Easter Group of islands. On 3 November we spend 
the morning exploring the birdlife on Wooded Island. In the mid afternoon we 
will start the return journey to Geraldton arriving in the late afternoon.

The cost will be $770 per person for double and twin cabins, $690 for passage 
bunks and V berths and $620 for deck bunks. The cost includes meals. Everyone 
makes their own way to and from Geraldton.

Please call Coates Wildlife Tours on 9330 6066 or email  to 
book your berth."

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