birding-aus Alice Springs Sewerage Pond

Subject: birding-aus Alice Springs Sewerage Pond
From: "M K Tarburton" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 09:50:09 +1100
The highlights of a visit to the Alice Springs Sewerage Ponds yesterday 23
Red-kneed Plover, 6 Pink-eared Duck, my first Square-tailed Kite, a Black
Falcon, and Clamorous Reed Warblers feeding their young in the tiniest patch
of reeds I have ever seen anywhere.

We had a six hour stop over between our flight from Broome and the
connecting flight to Adelaide, Melb, and was delighted to find that these
ponds are open to birdwatchers.  There are signs guiding one to the
entrance, the gate is unlocked, there are two bird lists, a visitors book
and two shelters for bird watchers.  A great place to spend 4 hours, even if
it was the middle of the day and the Information people at the airport knew
nothing about it.

Full marks to the NT Power and Water Authority and the NT Parks and Wildlife


Dr Mike Tarburton
Pacific Adventist University
PMB  Boroko
Papua New Guinea

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