Thanks for your words of support!
We are aware that the flycatcher is a '1st' but also that someone Chris Doughty
knows, reportedly saw one on Cocos in 2008. It's likely this wasn't submitted
to BARC but we were not sure. If not, I guess we can claim it as a first.
As for the shearwaters. I have 6 - 8 spaces on a 2.5 day pelagic leaving Darwin
on about the 6th November. It will be an overnight to the location, a day of
birding, then back overnight. Note, we saw lots of Arabian Shearwaters in many
places over similar habitat. So I believe there is a very good chance to refind
them. The final price will depend on the number of people who want to go but
will be somewhere in the region of $700-900 per person ex Darwin harbour. Note,
this will be the only reliable chance this year.
I am currently taking expressions of interest. Call me on 0405 220830.
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> To: ;
> Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] Ashmore Update and ... new seabird for Australia?
> Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 16:25:13 +1100
> Congratulations Simon and Chris your Arabian Shearwaters look good to me,
> you also don't seem to realize the Grey streaked Flycatchers you got on
> Ashmore are also new for the OZ list.
> Cheers Jeff.
> -----Original Message-----
> On Behalf Of Simon Mustoe
> Sent: Friday, 22 October 2010 2:09 PM
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Ashmore Update and ... new seabird for Australia?
> We've just got back from the most awesome Ashmore Reef trip. The details are
> on the Bird-O front page. There's also a brief article on what we think is a
> wintering ground for Arabian Shearwater in Australian waters - which would
> be a new bird for the continent.
> More to come
> Simon Mustoe
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