Not sure how you'd go for either owl at Melaleuca. Masked Owls have a fairly
regular roost at Port Arthur, but I haven't been to see these ones myself, so
hopefully others on here who have been will have accurate info. Boobooks
(Morepork now, I believe) are around Bruny Island, St. Helens, etc. We've had
Masked Owls here in the NW, but not often.
For waders near Hobart, your best bet is Pipeclay Lagoon, and Orielton Lagoon.
Both are to the east and SE of Hobart. You'll really need a scope for both.
Good luck with the trip,
On 22/01/2014, at 1:04 PM, Bob <> wrote:
> Hi All
> A friend and I are going to Tassy for 4 days over the long weekend to do some
> birding, including an overnight at Melaleuca.
> Can anyone tell me if there have been Masked Owls and/or Boobooks seen/heard
> there recently? Also is there an area not too far from Hobart that there is a
> good chance to get either of them?
> Also, is there a good wader spot reasonably close to Hobart?
> (will have a hire car after returning from Melaleuca)
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