RFI Cape Gannet

To: "Crispin Marsh" <>, "birding-aus" <>
Subject: RFI Cape Gannet
From: "Peter Madvig" <>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 13:54:03 +1000
Hi Peter,

Went to Portland a couple of years ago.

Lawrence Rocks is an island in rather rough waters, so yes, a boat is required. (Certain times of the year Blue Whales can be seen off-shore!). However, there is a super viewing area of Gannets on the mainland, opposite the Rocks, and the birds are right next to you (or rather, vice versa). You'd be hard put to see a Cape Gannet among them, tho' !!
See below --
Cheers, Peter Madvig

Point Danger
Follow the Madeira Packet Rd south out of town, along the coastline and past the golf course. It leads by Blacknose Point and Crumpets (both noted surfing areas). Before you get to the aluminium smelter take the signposted left which leads to Point Danger. There is a viewing area (binoculars are recommended) which overlooks Lawrence Rocks, just offshore. This is the largest nesting site of the Australasian gannet in the Southern Hemisphere.

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