Hi Richard, other birders,
>From where you're going, it sounds like you'd see most of the endemics
without much effort. Bruny Island in particular probably has all 12.
I don't know the best places on Bruny, as I haven't been there many
Here are some possible other locations to try, especially if you miss
out at Bruny.
Dusky Robin; Peter Murrell Reserve in Kingston, University Reserve
above the university in Sandy Bay.
Scrubtit; Fern Tree - pipeline walk
Scrubwren; Fern Tree
Tas. Thornbill; Fern Tree
Black Currawong; Fern Tree, or higher up on the mountain it becomes a certainty.
Yellow-throated Honeyeater; Fern Tree, Peter Murrell, Uni Reserve
Black-headed Honeyeater; Fern Tree, Petter Murrell, Uni Reserve
Yellow Wattlebird; Fern Tree, Petter Murrell, Uni Reserve, there's
also often one at Franklin Square, in the middle of Hobart.
Strong-billed honeyeater; in my opinion the hardest endemic to
reliably find, could easily turn up in any of the places I've
mentioned, but I think the most reliable place to see them is Snug
Tiers, a little further south than Kingston. There's a walk there to
snug falls which is nice, and I think has a high chance of seeing
them. Truganini Reserve might also be a good place to try. They're
not rare, but I guess they move around a lot, and I find that I don't
regularly see them in particular places very often. Alum Cliffs walk
from Kingston Beach might also be worth a shot.
Hope this helps,
On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 12:34 PM, Richard King <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm heading to Hobart for a bird/mammal watching trip in the next couple
> days and planning to visit Bruny Island, Sorell area, Melaleuca, Strahan and
> Loongana. I've seen Forty-spotteds, Green Rosellas and Native-hens years ago
> (pre-birder days), but if someone could give some current info on good
> locations for the other endemics, especially the harder ones, it would be
> greatly appreciated. Most of my info is from the Thomas & Thomas finding
> birds book. I'm also chasing Masked Owl, I believe Truganini near Hobart is
> still the best?
> I've read with interest the feeder removal at Melaleuca emails, has anyone
> been there really recently and know any current news on the OBP's?
> Thank you for the help.
> Richard King
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