ADVERTISEMENT? continued... Parrot species per sq mile Further thoughts

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Subject: ADVERTISEMENT? continued... Parrot species per sq mile Further thoughts
From: "Donald G. Kimball" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 08:32:57 +0000
Okay!!!!!!!!!!  This is way way fun!  I love the imput here folks!
I am reading and digesting all of this since you folks get to live there
and the longest I have been in Aus was 6 months while filming in 2008 and

So  Some important parameters and confessions here about how I came about a
route for accessing the most parrots per sq mile.  Also I need to add I do
drift in Victoria some as well.

First off the areas have to be reliable since I will be taking up to 8
people from overseas to enjoy parrots.  Also it needs to be reasonable day
travel so not to wear everyone out! Of course to take in some amazing
aussie scenery we fly to different habitats like desert in NT and
rainforest in QLD etc. This is based primarily on my research in Sept 2014
so I traveled most of this myself already.

1. Land in Adeliade and have staked out Rock Parrots on the Penninsula etc.
2. Drive inland for Elegant Parrots.  (found several easily)
3. Search Adelaide Parks and CBD for Eastern Rosellas, Galah, Long-billed
Corellas, Little Corellas, Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos,  Musk and
Purple-crowned Lorikeets.
4. Waikerie and Glue Pot - Crimson Rosella (Adelaide version)
Scarlet-chested parrot (remote possible) Mallee Ringneck, Blue Bonnet,
Mulga Parrot. Major Mitchells a possibility.  Cockatiel possible,
Budgerigar possible.
5. Off to Wyperfeld National Park in Western Victoria for Regent Parrots,
reliable Major Mitchells. of course red-rumped parrot.
6. Drive to Grampians and Halls Gap area for Gang-gang Cockatoos potential
Blue-winged Parrots, potential Little Lorikeet
7.Fly to Alice Springs and surrounds for solid looks at budgerigar and
cockatiel, bourke's parrot
8. Fly to Cairns and Atherton Tablelands and Surrounds for Double-eyed Fig
Parrot, Rainbow Lorikeet, Scaly-breasted Lorikeets, Pale-headed Rosellas,
Red-winged Parrot, Australian King-Parrot and Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos.

That's about 30 species.

The trick is to gather as many parrots per sq KM but also not wear people
out with travel as they see different habitats.  The time frame had to be
Sept/Oct with as little driving and flying as possible.  This is what I
came up with and am pretty excited about it.  However I am always up for
suggestions!  With being teachable I can't help but do better with this
one!  Thanks so much and I was so impressed by the detail you guys
provided.  Keep the suggestions coming!

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