RFI - Broom and the Kimberley's

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Subject: RFI - Broom and the Kimberley's
From: "Bob Cook" <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 12:46:48 +1000



Mornington Station – now a conservation property – is an excellent destination.  It is south of the Gibb River Road, I think about one good day’s drive from Derby. You need 4WD to get in, but we got ticks there for:


Purple-crowned Fairy-wren

Gouldian Finch

Sandstone Shrike-thrush

White-quilled Rock-pigeon


As well as seeing many, many others on the property.


They have a website – search on google


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Sent: Friday, 10 June 2005 12:12 PM
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] RFI - Broom and the Kimberley's


HI All,

I'm heading to Broome in Late-June for 10 days, and i'm trying to plan an itinerary to make the best of my time and see (and hopefully photograph) most of the specialties of that area of the world. I've researched around the Broome/Derby area, but i'd like to hear of some of the must go sites in Broome, the Kimberley's, and areas outside Broome that produce species that cant be seen around town, and also places that might prove good for photography?

I'm not sure if i'll be able to make it up to the Mitchell plateau, but would love to see Black Grasswren.  Is there any sites in the west kimberleys that are fairly reliable?

I'm also after sites for Purple-Crowned Fairy Wren, Pictorella Mannikin, Painted Finch, Grey-Headed/Grey-Fronted Honeyeater, Yellow Chat, Yellow Wagtail, Red-browed Pardolote, all the local pigeons and doves (spinifex pigeon),  Black Breasted Buzzard,  Letter Winged Kite, and Ground Cuckoo-shrike.

Is there any little ringed plovers or gargarney's around at the moment?

Also, what is need to arrange access to the derby and broome sewerage farms?

So mant questions..but if anyone can help me with any of these queries, i'd be very greatful.


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