Birding WA

Subject: Birding WA
From: (Teet Sirotkin)
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 03:43:04 +0200

We are a group of six swedish birders who are going visit WA.
Our itinerary looks like this:

14/8 Perth-Rottnest Island-Yanchep
15/8 Yanchep - Kalbarri
16/8 Kalbarri- Monkey mia
17/8 Monkey mia
18/8 Monkey mia-Carnarvon
19/8 Carnarvon-Cape range
20/8 Cape range-Nanutarra
21/8 Nanutarra -Tom Price
22/8 Tom Price-Pt Headland
23/8 Pt Headland
24/8 Pt Headland -Broome bird observatory
25/8 Broome bird observatory
26/8 Gibb River Road Tour
27/8 Gibb River Road Tour
28/8 Gibb River Road Tour
29/8 Gibb River Road Tour
30/8 Gibb River Road Tour
31/8 Leave Broome
01/9 Leave Perth

Although I got copies of Bransbury's and Thomas's bird finding books, there
are some species that I would like to ask about. I would be greatful if you
have stake-outs on any of the following species along our route.
Unfortunatly we don't have time to go south of Perth, which makes finding
some of the species mentioned below difficult. (Unless we skip Rotto and go
to Dryandra State Forest instead). First some general questions:

What seabirds are we most likely to se on the ferry to rotto?

Are there any vagrants or other good birds around at the moment?

Do you know any birders that could prove helpful along our route?

Any chance of getting access to Port Headland Saltworks?

Is the new Pizzey readily available in Perth?

And now to the species (important ones in capitals):

Square-tailed kite
Letter-winged kite
Lewin's rail
BANDED STILT (Are they out on Rotto? Where can we find them there?)
Lesser Noddy (Not possible to see without going to Abrolhos, right?)
WESTERN CORELLA (Lake Monger? Are they introduced?)
LONGBILLED BLACK COCKATOO (Which species is where at this time of the year?)
Western rosella
Rock parrot (Easy on Rotto, right? Any Good locality N of Perth?)
Elegant parrot
Bourke's parrot
Night parrot (Oh, well. Lets forget about this one then...)
Masked owl
Rufous singing lark
Brown singing lark
W yellow robin
White-breasted robin
crested shrike-tit
Crested bellbird
Chestnut-breasted quail-thrush
Chestnut quail-thrush
Rufous-crowned emu-wren
Blue-breasted wren
Red-winged wren
Striated grasswren
Shy heathwren
Rufous fieldwren
W warbler
W thornbill
Slender-billed thornbill
Slate-backed thornbill
Rufous treecreeper
Little wattlebird
GREY HONEYEATER (Tom Price! But where in Tom price?)
W spinebill
Black honeyeater
Banded honeyeater
Pied honeyeater
Orange chat

>PHU!< That was a lot. I left out the Kimberley species, since George Swann
>should know everythimg abot them. Thanks a lot!


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