Re: RFI - Lord Howe Island

To: Neville Pamment <>
Subject: Re: RFI - Lord Howe Island
From: Academic Tours <>
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 1998 21:24:19 +1000
At 09:29 1/09/98 +1000, you wrote:
>I will be off to Lord Howe for a week's relaxation and birding from
>September 27th - October 3rd (a nice place to put in an absentee vote from).
>Can anyone provide advice on how to get on a trip to Ball's Pyramid? I hear
>it is difficult to arrange. Does anyone on the island currently act as a
>bird guide, and is a guide necessary to see all the seabirds?
>Thanks in advance for any assistance.
See Clive Wilson on arrival for a boat trip to the Pyramid. Depends on the
weather a lot!
Landing requires a swim, the ability to climb well, and prior
permission...forget it!

The birds are everywhere, and all that I have seen nesting on the Pyramid
can be seen on LHI and the nearer islands (the around the Island boat trip
is great)!

We go there often with Ian Hutton who is the best on the local birds). He
lives in Coffs and leads tours to LHI in June and Nov). The Islanders are
pretty good on most birds, but are not all good observers of the natural

However, you will enjoy it!

David Roots

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