Subject: RFI - WA
From: "Frank O\"Connor" <>
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2010 23:02:28 +0800

Most Perth birders will be on the WA Twitchathon this weekend.

I would recommend Collins Road off the Brookton Highway for Blue-breasted Fairy-wren. Travel east on Brookton Hwy until you reach the farmland. Collins Road is the next road on the right. I usually travel about 1km or so to the sweeping left hand bend. BBFW is usually near the corner or along the ridge leading up on the other side of the road. Splendid Fairy-wren is also a chance here. It might take you 30 to 60 minutes to locate them. Note that this is one of the best sites for Crested (Western) Shrike-tit.

Splendid Fairy-wren is the most common wren in the south west. You could try further along Collins Road, just before the first farmland on the left. But you can probably leave it to later on.

For Western Corella, I would make my way to Toodyay via Northam (probably via Brookton). There is a mixed flock of Little Corellas and Western Corellas in the area. Often between Northam and Toodyay. Sometimes in Toodyay. Sometimes you need to continue north to the Bindoon Dewars Pool Road where they can be on the corner. If you are still missing it, then from Bindoon head to New Norcia. They are usually close to New Norcia.

Stop anywhere in the Darling Range on the way back and you will have a good chance of Splendid Fairy-wren. If you fail somehow, then try Stirling Road next to the Armadale Golf Course on Forrest Road off Armadale Road. I never fail to find them along here.

Frank O'Connor           Birding WA
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