RFI: Blue Mountains......again

To: "Evan Beaver" <>, "Grant Brosie" <>
Subject: RFI: Blue Mountains......again
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 13:17:23 +1000
Evan wrote:
If you're lucky Carol will read this email and tell you the names and
addresses of each of these species and where they are right now and
will be on thursday next week.

Thanks for your confidence Evan - if only it was that easy! I do most of my birding in the upper mountains and on the western side, but certainly no shortage of Crescent Honeyeaters at the moment up here. They're hanging around wherever the banksias are in flower, such as Narrow Neck at Katoomba, or the clifftop track near Gordon Falls at Leura. I had one in my garden the other day, close to the centre of Katoomba.

I'm sure there's no such thing as a really reliable site for Gang-gangs but the best place I know is the Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens. Concentrate on the area around the Brunet Meadow. Mt Wilson, as Evan suggested, is also good. But at this time of year they could be literally anywhere in the mountains. While you're on that side of the mountains, try Mt Banks for White-eared Honeyeaters. They can be found along the track which leads to the picnic area. Watch out also for Tawny-crowned along here.

For White-eareds you could also try Martin's Lookout at Springwood, though it's a while since I've been there. They often have a preference for recently burnt bushland.

By the way, I recently did a big update to the News page of my website, which includes a run-down of local sightings in the first half of this year as well as Capertee Valley happenings, and some great photos from David Stowe, Nevil Lazarus and others. Go to:


On 7/8/07, Grant Brosie <> wrote:
Hey everyone,

Yes I'm posting another RFI on the Blue Mountains. I
really, really, really want to see Rock Warbler,
Crescent and White-eared Honeyeaters and Gang-gang
Would prefer to stick to the eastern side of the
Any recent info would be great. A dead set cert spot
would be even better! lol

Thanks in advance,
Grant Brosie
Raworth, NSW

Carol Probets
Guided birding in the Blue Mountains & Capertee Valley
PO Box 330
Katoomba NSW 2780


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