RE: Innes NP SA Rock Parrots

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Subject: RE: Innes NP SA Rock Parrots
From: "Storr, Robin \(DEH\)" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 14:02:13 +1030
Gdday Tony Crittenden & others

When I was a kid growing up near Innes NP, I used to regularly see Rockies on 
the beach at Corny Point (approx 50km N of the park). Especially in Autumn?

They would fly in from high altitude in flocks of 20-40 and land between the 
Nitre Bush and the high tide mark to feed.  Usually plent of Sea Rocket etc 
present.  Early to mid morning best, they would feed very quietly with some 
'tinkling'.  I could usually sneak up to within 5-10 metres of them.

Try looking on the Sth side of the town beach as activity has increased fairly 
dramatically since I lived there, 40 years ago.

Sorry can't help with the Whipbird!


Robin Storr

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Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 11:39:42 +1100
From: "Fiona Anderson" <>
Subject: World Bird Database?
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Hi birders,

Can anyone recommend a computer database for the birds of the world that is
VERY user-friendly.  All my sitings are scattered between a variety of
guidebooks and hand written notes and MOST unmanageable/


Fiona Anderson

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Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 11:00:00 +1100
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Subject: Number of birdwatchers in Australia
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Being roughly the same age as Sean Dooley I can relate to the comments about 
having birding mentors etc during your teen years.  I started birding at around 
10 years old, and continued into my high school years.  I even shared my 
interest with one or two mates at school.

Unfortunately I didn't meet any other birders during this time and, sure 
enough, birding was all but forgotten from my late teens through to my early 
30's.  It wasn't that I lost interest in birds, it was just the combination of 
the stigma of being a birdwatcher combined with developing interest in other 
non-bird related pass-times that led me in other directions.  Obviously though 
the birding-bug was always present, albeit dormant, until my 30's.

I suppose one advantage of this now is that my life list is somewhat smaller 
than most "serious" birders, leaving me with plenty of opportunities to see new 

Carl Corden


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