Thanks for all your very welcome advice and comments. (more still welcome). I
am driving from Melbourne return, and have no set routes as of yet. One note I
should have mentioned is our beloved puppy will be coming too. (that shoots
down the Gluepot and a few others). Have just rushed out for my Tomas and Tomas
where to find birds in Australia- very happy. If anyone has travelled with
pets,would appreciate any hints re birding. Thanks again to all and have
enjoyed learning from this great forum over the last year. Mark.
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On 13/05/2012, at 7:34 PM, Cheryl Ridge <> wrote:
> Hi Mark
> I am just responding to your post on birding-aus.
> Are you actually driving all the way from Melbourne and if so which way will
> be travelling to Central Australia?
> A couple years we flew to Alice (drove Melbourne to Adelaide then flew) then
> hired a campervan for just over a week. As we had never been there before
> (and my other half is not a birder) the trip was taken up with general sight
> seeing and birding/nature viewing/photography. I am more interested in the
> sights and the photography as opposed to being a 'twitcher/ticker'.
> Anyway, places I would highly recommend for visits (maybe repeat visits!)
> Alice Springs Desert Park (Grey Headed Honeyeater, Splendid Fairy Wren,
> Spinifex Pigeon)
> Olive Pink Botanical Gardens (Western Bowerbird, Grey Crowned Babbler,
> Anetyeke Garden/pond (out the front of the Alice Springs airport, lovely
> little spot to sit and watcher or wander - I had great views of Zebra
> Finches, Budgies, Diamond Doves)
> You can see some of my pictures here:
> Others may give you different ideas depending on your interests or which way
> you are driving.
> Cheryl Ridge
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> Date: Sun, 13 May 2012 10:50:23 +1000
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> Next week, I am setting off from Melbourne on a four week return trip to
> Alice Springs.My main objective is bird watching,though all
> things natural are of interest. I have a 4wd camper van and an extremely
> relaxed schedule. I would love some advice (personal or via this forum) on
> places that I must see. I have very little knowledge on inland Australia and
> would hate to drive past any good birding hotspots. Many thanks in advance
> Sent from my iPhone
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