To: Steve Read <>
Subject: Kosciuszko
From: David Rees <>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2018 08:36:03 +0000
Can vouch for a similar experience.  Walk back down via Dead horse gap is usually better.  Area has more interest for its butterflies in summer than birds.


On Sun, Mar 4, 2018 at 7:32 PM, Steve Read <> wrote:

I recall my bird list for the walk from the top of the Thredbo chair-lift to Kosciusko and back a few years ago comprised just three species: one Kestrel, two Australian Pipits, and about a hundred Little Raven.




From: Susanne Gardiner <>
Sent: Sunday, 4 March 2018 6:17 PM
To: COG List <m("","canberrabirds");" target="_blank">>
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Kosciuszko


ah - I heard the very same Boobook this morning. Maybe it also was the same possum that visited me under my hammock fly the night before....though there are lots of bold possums. I wish the one we had in a tent a couple of years ago knew about the zipper - it went straight through the flyscreen.


(I was there with my scouts...)



Saw about 5 White-throated Tree-creepers at Sawpit Creek - two of them landing on trees an arms length away - just after I had put my camera somewhere. 

Saw what I think were Australian Pipit just below Mt Kosciusko, but couldn't get good views, but the behaviour and the white edge on the longer tail where definite. 
Other than that only Ravens up on the top. Didn't see a single Wedge-tail Eagle, which we usually see when up there. 


Also saw some black Brumbies between lake Cootapatamba and Kozzi. Never seen them this high up. 




From: Ryu Callaway <>
To: COG Chat <m("","Canberrabirds");" target="_blank">>
Sent: Sunday, 4 March 2018, 18:00
Subject: [canberrabirds] Kosciuszko


Just returned from 2 days in Kosciuszko with a school group. Small numbers of white-throated needletails seen both days near Charlottes Pass. Boobook heard at Sawpit campground, where I woke up at 3:54am to find a possum on my sleeping bag peering down at me! It had broken into my tent and some of my food, before apparently coming over to check me out. Over the next 40 minutes, it returned 3x to try and get back in, seemingly aware of the function of the zipper.




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