RFI: Eyre Peninsula and Clare

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Subject: RFI: Eyre Peninsula and Clare
From: Peter Ewin <>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 15:22:39 +1100
Afternoon all,
Now that I will be restricted to holidays during Victorian School Holidays we 
have booked a trip to the Eyre Peninsula for a week with a one-night stop at 
Port Augusta on the way over and three days near Clare over the Easter weekend. 
I have a copy of the new Thomas et al. and have had a look at Peter waanders 
website ( and will use these for the 
basis of some of the time (particularly around Lincoln NP). However, I am 
unlikely to get time to get to Lake Gillies CP or stop around Whyalla but can 
justify a day while at both Port Lincoln and Clare (and a few hours at Port 
Augusta) to go bird-watching.
I don't have any target species, but would be keen to catch up with any species 
that are not common around Mildura so any recent information would be good (for 
example I will be looking for Banded Stilts near Port Augusta.
Targeted subspecies are as follows:
Southern Emu-wren (parimeda) - Lincoln NP?
Thick-billed (Western) Grasswren (myalli) - around Whyalla (for some reason I 
thought they might be at the Botanic Gardens at Port Augusta but appears not - 
I will try and visit anyway
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (pedleri/parkeri) - Is there anywhere around Clare 
where this species can be seen (otherwise might try the closest spot to Port 
Western (Mallee) Whipbird (leucogaster) - Probably unlikely to be calling but I 
will try at Lincoln NP
Bassian Thrush (halmaturina) - again anywhere around Clare?

Otherwise, general recomendations of good bird-watching (or family amusing) 
locations would be greatly appreciated.

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