if u head east from Kulgera (just north of SA border) onto the Finke Rd, u
should pick up Bourke's Parrot & Pied HE in the thick Red Mulga stands before u
get to Finke & just beyond as well-very early morning is best. also a good area
for Major M Cockies too.
east of Finke into the sandy country of New Crown Stn u should get Banded WFace
in the dune swales, usually heaps in there, along with Crimson & Orange Chats,
as well as Cinnamon QThrush. the Buzzard & Grey Falcon are a chance in there
too & if u get into Old Andado Stn hit the big high dunes for Eyrean GWren.
Gibber Chat is a good chance beyond Mt Dare in the rocky areas before Old
Andado, while Inland Dotterel, & LW Kites are a better chance further east
again from there ...
4wd normally not required along that rd...
the area west into Tanami from Stuart Hwy may have Grey HE about half way to
Newhaven but that's a huge hike!! I would try the mulga areas near Finke &
north of Alice for them too...
not many birds to be had around Uluru from my experience either.
Chestnut-br WFace would be better once into SA, hopefully someone on here has a
few spots for u for them as Lyndhurst Stn now out of bounds & a fair way to go
good luck, if u need more specifics then just mail me,
cheers for now,
cairns 0428 782 808
> Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2014 15:13:37 +0930
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] RFI: Stuart Hwy and Uluru
> Hi All,
> in a couple of days I will be driving to Uluru from Adelaide along the
> Stuart Hwy, spending a couple of days at the rock, and then returning.
> It is mostly a family trip, but I am keen not to drive past significant
> birding spots en route, nor to ignore opportunities while at Uluru.
> Possible targets (off the top of my head and in no particular order) are
> Banded and Chestnut-breasted Whiteface, Australian Bustard,
> Black-breasted Buzzard, Chats and Gibberbird, Grey Falcon, Bourke's
> Parrot (and Princess!), Pied Honeyeater, Grey Honeyeater, Western
> Bowerbird and Cinnamon Quail-thrush. I realise that I'll be lucky to
> even a couple of these and some are just wishful thinking.
> If anyone has gen for the above species or knows of current favoured
> drinking holes that are not too far off that route, please let me know
> either via the list or directly to this email.
> good birding, Ian
> Prof. Ian Reid
> School of Computer Science
> University of Adelaide
> Adelaide, 5005
> ph: +61 (08) 83132135
> www: http://cs.adelaide.edu.au/~ianr
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