Pilot birds near Melbourne

Subject: Pilot birds near Melbourne
From: Merrilyn Serong <>
Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2001 23:20:41 +1000
Pilotbirds are widespread in Toolangi State Forest North East of Melbourne.
Go East along the Maroondah Highway to Healesville, turning left at Myers
Creek Road and travelling I think about 12 km.  There are two main entrances
to the forest here that are about a km apart, both to the right.  The first
is the Monda Track (Road 9) which is closed several km into the forest at
present, but you can travel at least part way along it.  The next entrance
is Sylvia Creek Road which goes through the forest and links to several
other roads. Pilotbirds can be heard in many places, but it's possibly a
matter of luck to see them.  Sometimes they just come out in front of you,
and other times they might sound quite close but are really hard to see.
I have a feeling they might be easier to find in spring and summer than now,
because I think they call a bit less at this time of year.
Good luck.

HARRIS & WESTRUP John & Jude wrote:

> Dear All,
> I am just after some info on sites near Melbourne that it is possible to
> see Pilotbirds.  I am leaving Brisbane on Wednesday morning and
> returning "home" for Easter and I will possibly have a day or so up my
> sleeve to track down a few birds, especially the Pilotbird.
> Any info would be greatly appreciated.
> John Harris

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