Bird- Ecotourism

Subject: Bird- Ecotourism
From: "boy nature" <>
Date: Sun, 08 May 2011 13:30:53 +0000

I have spent a few months travelling, trying to understand what Nature Tourists and Birdos want.

They don’t want Warks Rd, ANBG or Jerrabomberra Wetlands. [--tho ACT birdos want that].

As you can see much better eg in many other places across Australia.

They want to see what is Unique/ Special or Magnificent about ACT.


Magnificent: Today, I walked around Hawker Ovals- I saw 138 galahs (Belco High Oval- 16, 90, 20, 12), 116 redrumps (in 1 flock- a record 4 me), 15 eastern rosellas, 2 Crimsons, 6 king parrots, 1 rainbow lorikeet (flew over), 22 magpies, 16 peewees, 8 swallows, 11 YR thornbills, 21 CP, >18 noisy miners, 5 ravens, 6 currawongs, and only 31 starlings and NO Common MYNAS.!!

On Dusk I followed SC Cockatoos flying to the West. At Weetangera Cemetery (near Higgins) there were many birds already- eg 100+. Then between 5:16pm and 5:26pm, at dusk, 143 SC cockatoos flew in (ie in 10 minutes- wow), and by 5:34pm it was dark with in total 156 SC cockatoos.


Unique: My sister came from Canada over Xmas and my Mum from WA (after 2 months) and both said ‘wow, there are sooo many birds here, they woke me up’. Australia is the land of Birds and Canberra is the land of Parrots. Surely there is more??? Please add.



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