RFI : Sydney area, from English Birder

To: "Evan Beaver" <>
Subject: RFI : Sydney area, from English Birder
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 18:47:11 -0000 (GMT)
> Hi Evan, Thanks for your reply. You're right about Sydney birders being
a good bunch, I've had quite a few replies, all of them useful.

Having not birded Australasia before my main priority is to get into as
many different habitats as possible and see a good variety of birds.
Everything apart from House Sparrow, European starling and a few waders
will be new to me! I'm not a list freak, I'm just into some quality
birding. There's a few things I really shouldn't miss like Suberb
Lyrebird, Satin Bowerbird, Green Catbird, Tawny Frogmouth and Superb Fairy
Wren but other than that I don't have any real target species, just to
have some good days out!

Whilst in Sydney I will be restricted to public transport so I think the
Blue Mountains will be out, but I'll also be in Wollongong for a few days
after, with access to a car, so I reckon a visit to the Royal NP must be
in order! If you know any particular spots there I'd be most grateful.

Many thanks again. Paul

It does depend a lot on what you're interested in, and if you're
> chasing numbers or just some really interesting birds.
> Homebush Bay is great for waders and other wet things. Most of the
> sites you mention are good for waders, but I reckon (and I'm totally
> biased) that the bush birding an hour west in the Blue Mountains is
> far more interesting. I've got some free time in the next few weeks
> too if you want to be shown around.
> So have a think about what you want and what's interesting and let us
> know. There's some extremely generous and knowledgeable birders in the
> area, surely someone will help you out.
> Evan
> On 1/17/08,  <> wrote:
>> Hi all! I've never been to Australia before and I'm going to be in
>> Sydney
>> from 20th-25th Jan 2008 for work. I'll be able to sneak in a couple of
>> days birding while I'm there! From speaking to friends here in London
>> I've
>> ascertained a few places to go locally including the Botanical Gardens,
>> Long Reef, Deep Creek and maybe Holmbush Bicentennial Park; I was just
>> wondering if that sounded about right to you guys, or whether you could
>> recommend any other places I might be better off at. Any advice
>> gratefully
>> received! Also any advice for Powerful Owl ??!Many Thanks, Paul Cook.
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> Evan Beaver
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