Re: RFI: Katoomba, Blue Mountains

To: David Adams <>
Subject: Re: RFI: Katoomba, Blue Mountains
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2005 11:31:49 +1100
On Fri, Mar 11, 2005 at 08:39:30PM +1100, David Adams wrote:
> My wife and I are joining another couple up in Katoomba next week and
> I'm hoping to gather some suggestions on favored birding spots. Living
> on the far south coast, we'd be most keen on seeing any of the
> honeyeaters, parrots, and smaller birds that are less common here and
> more common up there. Anywhere generally productive would be of
> interest too, of course.

You'll find  a number of reports in the birding-aus archive from Carol
Probert about birding around Katoomba.  I visited my parent in the Blue
Mountains yesterday and the local paper had a nice picture of Carol and
a piece about mountains birds and her guiding business. 

I don't know the upper mountains well but my favourites would be the Grand
Canyon/Evans lookout walk at Blackheath early in the morning when there
a fewer other walkers  and Narrowneck <-> Ruined Castle at Katoomba.
Blue Gum Swamp at Winmalee  is another great spot if you are passing
through the lower mountains

Also in the paper yesterday a nice piece on the flock of corellas thats
been very conspicuous around where I live (Glebe) for the last month:
I think a flock has appeared locally late summer for the last 3 years
so I guess there is some seasonal food source - must find out what it is.

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