A Short Trip to Tasmania

To: Kai <>, "" <>
Subject: A Short Trip to Tasmania
From: Kim Sterelny <>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:12:55 +0000
I haven't been to Tassie for a decade or more, sadly, because it is a truly 
gorgeous place. But Bruny Island, not far from Hobart, used to be very good for 
many of the endemics, including the 40-spot paradalo, and there was a very 
across from the mainland. No doubt some real locals with genuine knowledge can 
tell you a lot more, but its a lovely trip and a beautiful spot


Kim Sterelny, School of Philosophy, Research School of the Social Sciences, 
Australian National University, Acton, 0200, ACT, Australia


From: Birding-Aus <> on behalf of Kai 
Sent: Thursday, 27 March 2014 8:46 PM
Subject: A Short Trip to Tasmania

Dear Friends,

I wanted to first of all thank each of you for your words of welcome to two
transplants from the US and all the wonderful birding advice we have
received from this forum. What an amazing set of birds you have here! I
still can't get over the Gang-Gang and Yellow-Tailed Blacks in my
neighborhood! Not to mention the White Phase Grey Goshawk perched in the
forest behind our house. All these amazing birds with very little effort
spent. What beauties! I can't wait till we actually have a chance to put
some time and effort into the birding.

We have had a heck of a time getting settled and barely even scratched the
surface of what there is to see here locally in Sydney. Yet, through very
fortunate circumstance we will have the opportunity to spend a week in
Tasmania starting on the 4th of April. It may be our only chance to
visit--and we are eager to be sure to hit as many of the best birding spots
we can. We will be staying in Hobart, but have the opportunity to spend two
nights elsewhere and have a car at our disposal as well. If you were us,
where would you go? Where are the best places to find the endemics? Are
there any B&B's oriented to birders/outdoor adventure types that are not in
the Hobart area? What else would you be sure to see/do while you were there?

Anyway, any and all advice would be most welcome. Feel free to send it
privately, but if you think it will benefit others, perhaps the rest of the
list would enjoy it too.

Many thanks in advance,


*Kai Schraml*

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