RFI 6 Month Visit

Subject: RFI 6 Month Visit
From: "Brendan McGarry" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2007 21:41:01 -0700
       I am headed down to Australia for about 6 months coming this
September and I have a few questions I'd like to ask.  Generally my trip
will follow this itinerary - Sept - Dec I'll be volunteering with some Satin
Bowerbird research being conducted near Lamington NP.  After that I'll be
attempting to purchase a vehicle and head gradually south (Jan - Mar. is
open).  So basically I am hoping for suggestions for the later half of my
trip.  I think that I would like to find a car near Brisbane and head a bit
north before going inland and then south (hopefully getting to Adelaide and
circling back around the coast to Brisbane).  I know it'll be Summer and
very hot and miserable inland but I am willing to endure a lot for birds and
seeing exciting new places.  I am a capable traveler and will prepare well
so, my major concern is whether people even go inland to say - the general
vicinity of the Simpson Desert during summer or it that is actually a crazy

If there are places that people really think I should visit - please let me
know.  I have been to Australia before (2004) and I visited Sydney area,
Cairns (Aetherton Tablelands also), Darwin (Kakadu and Katherine), and
briefly Melbourne but this was in July and Aug.  I plan to eventually make
it to Melbourne where I have family and who knows - Tasmania!  I am open to
suggestions but I do know I don't want to muck about too far north and deal
with Monsoons since I plan to camp almost the entire time.

As far as birds I'd like to see - I have plenty of time so I figure that
will all be based on what I want to find and spend the time on.  Thanks so
much for any suggestions and help!

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