Re: Balls Pyramid

Subject: Re: Balls Pyramid
From: "Chris Lester"<>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 09:28:10 +1000

I presume you mean the Balls Pyramid that juts out in the middle of the
South Pacific near Lord Howe Island.

The group that John Barkla and I took to Lord Howe Island in mid-February
are probably the last people to visit Balls Pyramid.  (I will be putting a
trip report on Birding-Aus soon.)

Getting a boat to take you to Balls is no small effort, but we eventually
succeeded.  I can give you a list of species/numbers that we saw if that is

As far as we could establish, nobody is doing much at all at Balls and we
didn't hear of anyone studying the area.  There are a couple of people you
could try on Lord Howe who might know more:

     Ian Hutton (??, I think that's his name), who wrote the book, and
     Jack Shick (??, I think that's the spelling - the guide who takes
people up Mount Gower, and who took us to Balls.)

I can give you more info on them, if that would help.


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