German Parrot Breeders and Birdwatchers Visit.

Subject: German Parrot Breeders and Birdwatchers Visit.
From: David Roots <>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 10:51:12 +1000 (EST)
A group of German parrot breeders and birdwatchers wish to visit Australia
in Feb 1999 for some 16 days, travelling (say) from Darwin - Kakadu - Ayres
Rock - Melbourne - Sydney - Lamington NP - Cairns (but subject to change
should a different route add more bird interest). 

They would like to travel with a bird watcher with parrot knowledge, German
speaker preferred. This would be a paid position, and involve some tour note
and bird list preparation in advance of their arrival.  

Is there someone our there who could fit into this scheme??
I would also appreciate comments on their best itinerary, not-to-be-missed
locations etc. 

Do we have many parrot breeders, and where are they?? 

I would appreciate any comments

Dr. David Roots 

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Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 17:02:44 +1100
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Hello all,

My local Superb Lyrebird lived in a gully running into Middle Harbour Creek
within Garigal NP on Sydney's North Shore. It 's repertoire included most
of the sandstone birds and at least one plainly recognisable sound of
technological origin .Not very far from the westernmost point of its range
was a roundabout on a busy intersection which was frequently used by
vehicles from  the nearby Ambulance Station .I have watched the bird on
many occasions reproduce the sound of the ambulance siren approach the
roundabout change frequency  as it circled then resume the normal wailing 
as it accelerated away .

Last year, we (David Siems and myself)saw our resident Powerful Owl
clutching the half-eaten
 remains of a Lyrebird in this gully, and I have not heard or seen any sign
of the performer since
I am afraid David Attenborough has missed his chance with this one.

Reg Clark
11 Carmen St
St Ives NSW 2075

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