birding-aus Re: Wollomi National Park / Pilotbirds

Subject: birding-aus Re: Wollomi National Park / Pilotbirds
From: "Carol Probets" <>
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999 23:04:23 PST


Yes, most of the Wollemi is under-surveyed and is a fascinating area. I 
was interested to read about your Pilotbirds. I recorded Pilotbirds in 
December 1987 along the Glen Alice Trail near Mt Corongooba, and in 
September 1989 on Mt Coricudgy. I don't know of any records that far 
north prior to that, and my records were submitted to the NSW Bird 

In July 1997 I went to Kerry Mountain, 9km north of Coricudgy, and 
didn't hear or see any Pilotbirds but I was with non-birders and 
couldn't spend much time searching. Further trips are warranted, as 
there is much suitable habitat. 

Kerry Mountain, like Mounts Coricudgy, Coriaday, Monundilla, etc, is 
basalt-capped and supports a tall wet sclerophyll forest.


Carol Probets
Katoomba NSW

>From: "David Geering"<>
>Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1999 09:50:14 +1000
>Subject: birding-aus Re: Wollomi National Park
>Penny (and other interested parties)
>I was involved in fauna surveys across a large area of the Wollemi
>(north-west of Sydney) in 1996 and 1997 (many areas generally 
>to the public).  The Coricudgy - Main Track area was a favourite.  The 
>Hunter Bird Observers Club lists a number of the interesting  sightings 
>my week camping there.  Crescent Honeyeaters were present in the
>Of greatest interest through were the Pilotbirds.  This was a range
>extension for the species and I encountered them just about everywhere 
>went from Coricudgy to Mount Kekeelbone (on the Main Trail) to about 
>Hill (rough tracks north of Coricudgy).  It could well be worth a 
>look in areas beyond these points to ascertain the range limits of this
>David Geering

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