RFI - Proposed red-bellied Pitta trip - Iron range

To: Marie Tarrant <>
Subject: RFI - Proposed red-bellied Pitta trip - Iron range
From: Laurie Knight <>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 08:36:38 +0000
G’day Marie

Could you please outline how the fly/drive/accommodation package works [not 
described on either website].

Do they pick you up at the Lockhart River airport?

Regards, Laurie.

On 18 Dec 2017, at 3:28 pm, Marie Tarrant <> wrote:

> Hi MIlton
> I've just returned from a trip to Iron Range.  3 of us took the fly/drive
> accommodation package offered by Portland House - here's a link to it.
> The trip exceeded all expectations in every way and we ate at the Portland
> Roads cafe which has an outstanding menu on offer - we got all the targets
> bar 4 and didn't get or expect the Pitta in early December and went in full
> knowledge of that.
> My best advice would be to learn the calls in advance as the birding can be
> overwhelming without that.   The ebird hotspots have it very well covered
> for references
> Here's a link to the Portland House package if you're interested
> Not to be missed is the Metallic Starling murmaration on dusk each day at
> chilli beach
> regards,
> Marie Tarrant
> On 18 December 2017 at 14:46, milton smith <> wrote:
>> Dear Birders,
>> This is an RFI regarding suggested itineraries for a private excursion to
>> Iron range. I know there are some excellent Bird guides that do the trip
>> however
>> this will be myself with about 6 sons and nephews, who have become avid
>> birders also.
>> So any info re Accommodation, transport, best way to see all the local
>> Birds would be great
>> We are thinking say from 3rd week feb onward , is that too late?
>> Thankyou in anticipation
>> Milton Smith
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