Where was I?

Subject: Where was I?
From: Harvey Perkins <>
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 15:41:31 +1000
The results...

There were 15 suggestions for where I was. All were expectedly along the
East coast, ranging from Jervis Bay to Cooloola NP.

Steve Clark      Jervis Bay
Russell Farr     Boodereee National Park (Jervis Bay)

Alistair Stewart Barren Grounds?
Peter Waanders   Barren Grounds Bird Observatory

Rohan Clarke     Myall Lakes National Park?

Richard Baxter   Yuraygir National Park, which is between Yamba and Red Rock
Alan Morris      Brooms Head in Yuraygir NP

Peter Ewin       Yuraygir, Bundjalung or Broadwater NP (Bundjalung)
Peter Milburn    Bundjalung National Park, NSW or at least somewhere nearby.
Hugo Phillipps   Bundjalung NP near Yamba
Andrew Stafford  Bundjalung NP
David Geering    Bundjalung NP, possibly Black Rocks south of Evans Head.

Richard Loyn     Cooloola NP
Frank O'Connor   Cooloola NP
John Boyce       Cooloola north of Noosa Qld

Below are summaries of people's reasonings where they were sent to me and
not to Birding-aus...

Alistair Stewart: East coast, central (NSW), wet/swampy grassland...Barren

Rohan Clarke: Coastal region supporting heathland somewhere in N NSW.
Guessing South of Evans Head to get Tawny Crowned He, North of about
Newcastle to get Pied Butcherbird - Myall Lakes NP?

Alan Morris: Brooms Head in Yuraygir NP east of Grafton.- A small
population of Emus still occurs near Brooms Head, there are some records of
Ground Parrots on the heaths nearby, and Sea-Eagles, Koels, Tawny-crowned &
White cheeked Honeyeaters and Tawny Grassbirds occur. While I did consider
Bundjalung, the Emus are pretty rare there!

Andrew Stafford: Based on the presence of Koels, Coucals and
Channel-billeds as well as Tawny Grassbird and Pied Butcherbird, I'm going
to plump for a slightly more north-easterly location than Jervis Bay:
somewhere in northern NSW, say Bundjalung NP.

Richard Loyn: Cooloola NP - (The only thing that bothers me is the Superb
Fairy-wrens, as I remember Red-backed as more common there: perhaps there
is a similar habitat further south?)

And the actual location was...

on a fire trail through heathland off the Diggers Camp Road in Yuraygir
National Park, between Wooli and Minnie Water.So Richard Baxter and Alan
Morris come closest.
All birds were seen (or heard) within about an hour and a half of sunrise.

Thanks for the responses, I'll post another one in maybe a couple of weeks,
but if anyone else wants to do one please do - I'd like to participate!


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