Update, Christmas Island

To: Simon Mustoe <>
Subject: Update, Christmas Island
From: Laurie Knight <>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 21:50:21 +1000
I think the group would have preferred to have seen the Pitta before its last gasp.

I can just imagine Maxwell Smart saying "Missed it by that much".

On 19/03/2010, at 8:58 PM, Simon Mustoe wrote:


Richard Baxter has kindly provided images from his recent Christmas Island tour. They can be viewed at

More information will be provided as it becomes available in due course. This seems to be a great all-round experience with some fantastic non-birding experiences as well. Imagine swimming with whale sharks just off the beach, after seeing a Cinnamon Bittern, then finding the carcass of a blue-winged pitta while snorkelling. Magic!



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