Black Grasswren & Red-legged Crake trip

To: Carl Billingham <>
Subject: Black Grasswren & Red-legged Crake trip
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 15:53:54 +1000
I think you'd be looking at 6-7 days of driving to get to both Whim Ck and Mitchell Falls, Carl. Yes, you will need to have a 4WD to get to a place where you have a good chance of seeing BGWs. I don't think you can get 4WDs with unlimited kilometres in Broome, so you could be looking at vehicle costs of ~ $2000.

Regards, Laurie.

On Friday, June 15, 2007, at 10:21  PM, Carl Billingham wrote:

I am considering a trip to see my only remaining Grasswren, the Black Grasswren, but I have been considering combining it with a trip to see the vagrant Red-legged Crake as well. I have limited time and would probably fly into Broome and hire a car from there.

Firstly, I would be interested in anyone that might be interested in joining us on the trip and sharing costs. I intend car camping, travelling light and intend heading off in a week or two. I don't have much time available to me so it will be a short sharp trip - say a week maximum.

Secondly, I would appreciate any information anybody can provide on the following:

Details of likely and easily accessible sites for finding Black Grasswren?
Will I need a 4WD to access the site?
Contact details for the owner/manager of properties if access is required? Is there anybody I should contact directly for information before heading up there?

Thanks in advance for any assistance anybody can provide. I shall be away for the next few days out west but shall look forward to any information, anybody can provide.


Carl Billingham
Brisbane, Queensland
0423 596 766

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