Red-billed Tropicbird UPDATE

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Subject: Red-billed Tropicbird UPDATE
From: Simon Mustoe <>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 07:33:02 +1100

We are still awaiting receipt of photos but if this is a Red-billed Tropicbird, 
as appears to be the case, it has been present for some time. There is more 
information on its behaviour on the updated page at It looks like it is likely to stick 


A charter flight is available this weekend but arrangements will have to be 
made very quickly. Please contact me asap if you would like a space (pending 
confirmation of the bird's identification).




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> Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 19:51:41 +1100
> To: ; 
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Red-billed Tropicbird on Lord Howe Island
> A Red-billed Tropicbird was apparently present Monday (maybe later) on Lord 
> Howe Island. This report came via Tony Palliser, who was contacted by a 
> visitor to the island. Tony has tentatively confirmed the identity of this 
> bird. Once confirmed, this will make it a first for Australia!
> There are no other details at present. Once details are available, they will 
> be posted at address below.
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> We have arranged a charter aircraft available for 6 passengers for a one-day 
> return trip departing Sydney, if the bird is found to still be present.
> Immediately email  if you would like a space.
> The price will be approximately $1,600 return leaving Sydney airport in the 
> morning and returning in the afternoon (which morning will depend on what 
> news we find out about the bird). Compare this to the cost of a return flight 
> to Lord Howe plus overnight accommodation, approx $1,200 flight + at least 
> $250 per person for accommodation, though this may not be available (Lord 
> Howe accommodation is limited because it is a World Heritage Area) plus not 
> inexpensive food.
> Please visit:
> Regards
> Alan McBride
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