RFI 6 Month Visit

To: "Brendan McGarry" <>
Subject: RFI 6 Month Visit
From: John Tongue <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 17:19:32 +1000
Hi Brendan,
Tasmania is pretty easy camping - climate-wise - in Summer, and relatively easy to pick up our 12 Endemic species, as well as some of the tougher ones to see on the manland, especially in southern Tas. I'm up north, but if you get down this way (and across the water), i'd be happy to give some suggestions.

John Tongue
Ulverstone, Tasmania

On 19/07/2007, at 2:41 PM, Brendan McGarry wrote:

       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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