Barren Grounds

To: "Allan Benson" <>
Subject: Barren Grounds
From: "Jamie Harris" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 21:19:29 +1100
Hi Allan and birding_aus
I have to agree with Allan that Barren Grounds is a truly beautiful place. Many visitors to the Observatory come to see the Eastern Bristlebird and the Ground Parrot, and the 2024 ha reserve was established in 1956 specifically to protect the habitat of these species. There have been around 160 other species recorded in the woodland and heathland habitats at Barren Grounds, but the Southern Emu Wren, Pilotbird, and Beautiful Firetail in particular attract many birders. The Pilotbirds are  common around the nature study centre, and on most nights this year the ground parrots have been heard on red-bank gully at about 8.30pm.
Visitors or potential visitors should note that accomodation for up to 6 people is available in a self-contained cabin (powered/hot showers/fridge). The cost is $25 per night per person, or $22 for Birds Australia members.
I would be happy to provide further information on Barren Grounds should any list members require it.
Jamie Harris
Barren Grounds Bird Observatory
(02) 42360195
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