RFI Alice Springs

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Subject: RFI Alice Springs
From: "gary wright" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 20:26:58 +0930
In relation to requests for info on those birds around Alice some of them like 
spinifex bird, dusky grasswren and rufous crowned emuwren have been recently 
reported on birding - aus.  If yoiu are able to access Greg Oakley's report of 
his trip to Alice you will get info from last month.

Dusky grasswren is reliably seen on the climb to  Mt Gillen  once you get up 
away from the buffel grass and particularly around the area where the pine tree 
is growing.  Spinifex bird has been reported 100 metres down the road towards 
Ormiston pound on the left hand side in mature spinifex and rufous crowned emu 
wren was also seen in this spot and at the spot 32 kms out from the roundabout 
on the santa teresa road.
On Sunday I saw major mitchells at the turn off to simpsons gap.  I recently 
saw may red tailed blacks towards evening on the early part of the track to 
birthday waterhole which is a track off of the road to Glen Helento the right 
near the hugh river crossing, I think.  It is early on that road before the 
ochre pits, from memory.  Just keep an eye out it is the first track to the 

Drew-there is a cafe at botanical gardens, I am sure that they can tell you 
where bowers are, it is kind of hard to describe in the abstract, but there is 
one very near the western end of the carpark.  the banded whiteface was not at 
chambers pillar but on the road to chambers pillar approx half a kilometre 
before the jump up to where the pillar can be first seen.

Good birding


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