RFI Gang-gang Cockatoos recent sightings

To: Colin R <>, birding-aus NEW <>
Subject: RFI Gang-gang Cockatoos recent sightings
From: Tim Dolby <>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2015 02:45:51 +0000
Hi Colin,

You've mentioned a few good spots to see Gang-gang, particularly the Otways and 
Halls Gap, particularly in the summer months.

There are a couple of parks in downtown Halls Gap where they regularly fly 
through, such as the main park opposite the shops, or near the back of the oval 
at the intersection of Grampians Rd and Northern Grampians Rd. There has been 
some massive fires in the Grampians over the last few years, with large areas 
of forest burnt out. The only good news (in terms of seeing Gang-gangs) is that 
the birds are now localised around a number of spots, such as Halls Gap. Aside 
from that, I usually see them around the Wartook Tea House on the west side of 
the Grampians.

In the Otways, they're regular at the Sheoke Picnic Ground (couple of km behind 
Lorne), the Distillery Creek Picnic Ground (Aireys Inlet) and the Ironbark 
Basin Walk at Point Addis, and also the road to lookout itself at Point Addis. 
Typically - like Yellow-tailed Cockatoo - their distinct gang-gang call is 
always a massive give-away. Basically, if you drive through any of the drier 
forest areas in the Otways (such as the road to Pt Addis, or the roads behind 
Anglesea i.e. Mt Ingoldsby Rd or Bald Hill Rd, road to the Sheoke Picnic Ground 
- Allenvale Rd) you will usually hear them a few times along any drive. Good 


From: Birding-Aus  on behalf of Colin R 

Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 10:48 AM
To: birding-aus NEW
Subject: RFI Gang-gang Cockatoos recent sightings

Calling all southern/western Victorian birders! or recent visitors to
that area.......

Anyone had any recent sightings of Gang-gangs in the Melbourne/Great
Ocean Rd/ Halls Gap/ Macedone circuit?

I'll be travelling that route in the next week and would appreciate any

(I've searched as many recent lists on E-bird as I can, but am getting


 Colin Reid

Brisbane, Queensland
So many birds, so little time......

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