Princess Parrots at Newhaven-A welcome from the Australian Wildlife Cons

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Subject: Princess Parrots at Newhaven-A welcome from the Australian Wildlife Conservancy
From: "Josef Schofield" <>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 17:38:18 +0930
As most of you know, Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary, 4-5 hours drive  NW of
Alice Springs, is a large property managed for biodiversity conservation by
the Australian Wildlife Conservancy in conjunction with Birdlife Australia
(formally Birds Australia).


A flock of Princess Parrots has been observed on the property. We are
excited and feel very lucky to have these special birds visit us here at
Newhaven. They may stay for a while but could as easily move on as they are
a nomadic species that will travel vast distances. Nevertheless, we
anticipate that some birders may want to visit in order to try and see the
Princess Parrots on Newhaven. In order to minimise disturbance to the birds,
access to the property and the area where the parrots have been seen will be
strictly controlled. Specifically:

.         You will need to book into the Newhaven Campground in advance;
there are a limited number of sites, and camping is not permitted outside
the Campground.

o   Please email  <>
 or call (08) 8964 6000 in advance to make

.         Visitors will only be able to travel to see the Princess Parrots
in the company of an AWC guide; there will be scheduled trips once or twice
a day, depending on demand. 

.         Birdwatchers in these guided groups are expected to follow ethical
birding guidelines, and follow the direction of the AWC guide.

.         Visitors will be asked to pay a fee of $50 per vehicle to help
cover the costs of providing the guiding service.


We expect all visitors to follow the standard visitor program conditions as
set out on the Australian Wildlife Conservancy website. See:
n-Visitors-Program/Newhaven-Accomm.-and-Facilities.aspx .


Finally, the Australian Wildlife Conservancy relies on the support of
conservation minded people, like yourselves, to continue to do the important
work we do protecting Australia's wildlife and their habitats. Any support
is greatly appreciated and information on how you can do this can be found
at:  <> 


Kind Regards,


Josef Schofield and Danae Moore


Newhaven Sanctuary Managers

Australian Wildlife Conservancy



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