Can you put me down for the September 14th one.
I’m hoping to be in Tassie then!
From: Birding-Aus <> On Behalf Of Rohan Clarke
Sent: Monday, 26 November 2018 5:07 PM
Subject: [Birding-Aus] Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania pelagics in 2019
In 2019 I'm organizing a number of pelagic trips out of Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania. These will operate under the banner of Birdlife Australia. While we don't insist on it, it therefore helps if you are a member of Birdlife Australia.
At present there are a total of six trips scheduled across the following dates:
Saturday 19 January and Sunday 20 January
Saturday 4 May and Sunday 5 May
Saturday 14 September and Sunday 15 September
I am currently taking bookings for all of the above if anyone wishes to register an interest. Please email me at (don't message me on facebook or any other platform as it is too hard to collate everything across multiple forms of communication).
As the boat often fills quite rapidly there is a waiting list established when a trip is fully booked because, for various reasons, we have people who have to pull out.
The cost of the boat trip is in the order of $135, depending on the number of people on the boat - it is dearer if we don't fill the boat as the hire cost is divided between the sea-birders. Because participants come from a variety of locations and many interstate visitors make a weekend or more of it, participants organize their own accommodation and transport to Eaglehawk Neck (about an hour from Hobart).
The east coast of Tasmania is unusual because boat trips get out in a variety of weather conditions. The land mass of Tasmania itself provides lots of protection for the east coast waters and the boat gets out most times - quite safely.
If you want to know what birds we see off Eaglehawk Neck there is a file on the Seabirds and Pelagics Australia Facebook page summarizing over 100 trips to present a record of monthly seabird occurrence.