Grey Grasswren - Bulloo Overflow

Subject: Grey Grasswren - Bulloo Overflow
From: Luke Shelley <>
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2013 15:16:04 +1000
Hi Steve,

Thanks for the report. My father and I have just returned from a trip up
the Strzelecki Track (23 Mar - 1 Apr) also looking for Grasswren spp. We
did not attempt Bulloo Overflow due to rain while we were in Tibooburra.

The weather was very hot for most of our trip. We did not have a peep out
of Short-tailed Grasswren at Stokes Hill or Appealinna Ruins track in the
Flinders Ranges, nor anything from Thick-billed Grasswren around Mount
Lyndhurst (but did get onto both Whiteface spp). Despite 40+ temperatures,
we had Eyrean Grasswren calling loudly in the middle of the day on the dune
approx. 36km west of Cameron Corner, but strong northerlies made it too
difficult for us to get a sighting. Sounds like we had the same issue with

It's worth noting that the Corner Country region experienced the highest
temperatures during the Australian summer heat waves (Moomba Airport had
49.6 degrees). ( The past
twelve months rainfall has also been below to very much below average in
that part of the continent (


Luke Shelley

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