Cape York Bird week

To: "Sonja Ross" <>, <>
Subject: Cape York Bird week
From: "Peter Madvig" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:39:54 +1100
Hi Sonja,

I went in Jan 2010 for the Bird Week, with Klaus.
I was in a super group and loved being with Klaus - lots of fun and special birds. Can't think of any "dips" off the top of my head. The temp and humidity was bearable, and we'd get wet from short and swift showers now and again - nice cooling effect :-) BUT, have protective bag for camera, binos, etc.

What you have to decide is, HOW important is the wildlife to you, and can you cope with warm climes in casual gear. And, yes, you can "do your own thing" with friends, for instance - but Birding Week is a concentrated week with expert help. At that time of year, no option but to fly in to Bamaga. Sonja, mossies were not too bad, and sandflies on the coast occasionally bothersome. Check for suitable deterrents. Wear quick-drying light-weight gear, longs if necessary.

You can also see some of the birdlife in Iron Range at a different time, including the 3 species not usually seen further north.
Read the company website, including the bird-lists.

Good luck and regards,
Peter Madvig,

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