Aussies and Parrot Tours vs international parrot fans

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Subject: Aussies and Parrot Tours vs international parrot fans
From: Peter Waanders <>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2015 07:18:21 +0930
Hi Laurie and everyone,

We're doing just that: for 2016, an all-Grasswren tour is on the program.
As you and many others will know, we've been running 6 Grasswren tours
since 2006, expanded to 9 Grasswrens 2 years ago, and we're now working
with local bird guides to plan an all Grasswren tour taking in all current
species plus a number of the proposed splits.
It will be delivered using a combination of private charter flights (by a
reputable company) and 4WD vehicles. It looks like it will be around 16
days. As a result, it will be expensive and with limited seats.
Nevertheless, there has already been strong interest. Further details are
on my website:  and here: keeping in mind that we're still in
the final planning stage of this project.

(I've always refrained from putting messages of a commercial nature on
birding-aus so sorry if this breaks the advertising rules but it appears
that others can do so undeterred and repeatedly).



Peter Waanders

Bellbird Tours <> / Southern Birding Services
<> / Australian Birding Store

PO Box 2008, Berri SA 5343  Australia

Phone: 1800-BIRDING (free from landlines within Australia)

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On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 1:30 AM, Laurie Knight <>
> G?day Don
> The parrot tour that the locals would want to do would be one that takes
> them to the hard to get ones - Princess, Scarlet Chested, Night, Paradise
> etc   ;)
> An interesting challenge would be to set up a Grasswren tour - grasswrens
> are iconic outback birds, and you could probably put together a good scenic
> tour that lines up all their ranges ?
> Regards, Laurie.
> On 5 May 2015, at 8:09 am, Donald G. Kimball <> wrote:
> > My theory is that Aussies wouldnt necessarily be attracted to or want to
> > pay for a tour to see parrots in their own land.  Am I correct on that
> one?
> >
> > I know that globally those of us who do not live in Aus have no qualms
> > about funding a tour just to see parrots.
> >
> > I wonder what my mates in Aus think about this one.
> >
> > Thanks as always for great feedback here!
> >
> > Don Kimball
> >
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