RFI: Trip to NT

Subject: RFI: Trip to NT
From: Frank Cassar <>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2007 23:00:26 +1100 (EST)
  I've been following this list with interest for quite a few months and this 
is my first post. I'm off to NT (Darwin, Kakadu, Pine Creek) in a week's time 
and would love some information on birding. I should have plenty of time for 
birding so I think I will be OK with the commoner NT specialties (especially 
after searching the archives here), but would appreciate any guidance or tips 
on some of the harder to find species - particularly if any of these have been 
showing consistently anywhere of late: Red Goshawk, Rufus Owl, Gouldian Finch, 
Great-billed heron, Chestnut Rail, Bush hen, Little Curlew, Partridge Pigeon, 
Rainbow Pitta, White Browed Robin, Barn Swallow and Zitting Cisticola.

  Also, not necessarily NT specialties but some birds which I seem to miss 
everywhere else might be easier in the NT - I'm thinking Sanderling, 
Pratincole, Button Quail (either), Oriental Cuckoo, Brush Cuckoo, Nightjar or 
Red-Browed Pardalote.

  And a final question. I will be hiring a two-wheel drive car, so will not be 
able to travel on unsealed roads. This means I wont be able to drive to Gunlom, 
so is there another place somewhat more accessible where I might be able to see 
the escapement or sandstone specialties like Banded Fruit Dove, White Throated 
Grasswren or Sandstone Shrike Thrush ?

  many thanks in anticipation. Any advice will be appreciated.
  Frank Cassar (Sydney)

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