NW Kimberley trip

Subject: NW Kimberley trip
From: Peter Pfeiffer <>
Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2003 09:02:35 +0930
Hi birding-ausers,

I have just returned from a quick trip to the Kimberley .

Some top birds seen were :

16 species of Honeyeater including

Grey headed             Ellery Ck, Alice Springs
Black chinned           Tanami track
Grey fronted            Ellery Ck, Alice Springs
White gaped             Fitzroy Crossing
Rufous throated Broome Bird Observatory
Red headed              Broome Bird Observatory 
Banded          Gibb River Road Half way along somewhere at a roadside stop
White-throated          El Questro

These were all new birds for me.

Others lifers seen were :

Square -tailed Kite             Kulgera
Black-breasted Buzzard  Tanami track
Letter-winged Kite              Tanami track
White-Quilled Rock Pigeon       Bungles
Gull-billed Tern                        Broome Bird Observatory
Yellow White-eye                Broome Bird Observatory
Eastern Curlew          Broome Bird Observatory
Masked Finch                    El Questro
Northern Fantail                El Questro
Masked Woodswallow              Kununurra
and what looked like a juvenile Grey Heron at the Territory Wildlife Park at Berry Springs ( perhaps Niven could enlighten me further about this sighting ). It was distinctly Grey with the darker patches going down the front of the whiteish neck.

The best sighting for the trip for me was seeing the Black-chinned HE on the NT/WA border on the Tanami. I have not seen them here in Adelaide yet although they are about. The Banded HE on the Gibb River Road was also hard to beat as well as the BBBuzzard and the LWKite on the Tanami track.

109 species were seen without actively seeking them out. There were also quite a few tantailising glimpses of birds as they quickly flew by. One of thes may have been a Grey honeyeater on the Stuart Highway below the Alice towards northern SA but I could not be sure.



Birding-Aus is on the Web at
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message
"unsubscribe birding-aus" (no quotes, no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • NW Kimberley trip, Peter Pfeiffer <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU