I have organised a boat trip to the Abrolhos Islands from Geraldton for
myself and two friends for Thursday November 22nd. The problem is that
they want a minimum of 6 people for the trip (max 24 people)! The cost for
the day is $165 each (depart Geraldton at 6am and return about 5:30pm).
So is anyone else interested in seeing Lesser Noddy, and 10,000s of
breeding terns (Lesser Noddy, Common Noddy, Sooty, Bridled, Roseate,
Crested, Caspian, Fairy), etc.... Chance of Little Shearwater, White-faced
I need to know numbers by the end of August.
I believe that we will get dropped ashore on Pelsaert Island for 3 to 5
hours. It is about a 2.5 hour boat trip from Geraldton.
This will be part of a trip from Perth (Sunday 17th) to Kalbarri to
Carnarvon (2 nights) to Geraldton (2 nights) to Perth (Friday 23rd). Apart
from the Lesser Noddy, we are looking for Rufous (Western) Fieldwren,
Slender-billed (Samphire) Thornbill, Sanderling, small chance of a rare
gull (Franklin's a chance), or a rare wader (Pin-tailed Snipe a small
chance), etc. We will certainly also see Chiming Wedgebill, Rufous
Fieldwren (other race), Redthroat, Western Corella, Short-billed
Black-Cockatoo, waders (sand plovers, knots, etc). Also good chances of
Dusky Gerygone, Australian Spotted Crake, Mulga Parrot, Collared
Kingfisher, White-fronted Honeyeater, Pied Honeyeater, Black Honeyeater,
Orange Chat, etc.
I don't have any room in my vehicle, but there would be no problem with
another vehicle accompanying us.
After the trip north, we will be doing a rush trip to Dryandra (1 night)
and Albany (3 nights) to check for Masked Owl, Western Whipbird,
Australasian Bittern. Again people are welcome to accompany in a separate
car but the trip will be rushed and dedicated nearly to these birds.
This is purely a personal trip for two friends sharing costs. Others would
be on the same basis (i.e. accommodation, food).
Frank O'Connor Birding WA http://www.iinet.net.au/~foconnor
8C Hardy Road Email :
Nedlands WA 6009 Phone : +61 8 9386 5694
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