Lake Eyre

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 20:06
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Over the past few weeks we have had good rain in QLD and the water is starting to flow into Lake Eyre.

When would be the best time to see the bird life on the lake. How long do we wait before we start to make our way out there.


Thanks for you assistance



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Reply By: Member - Tony B (Malanda FNQ) - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 20:31

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 20:31
AJ. This topic has been covered quite a few ties over the last couple of weeks. You can use the search function to find these threads. Others may post a link for you. Cheers Tony
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony B (Malanda FNQ) - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 20:35

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 20:35
ie: Threads 66376, 66399, 66381, 66279, 66212 etc
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Follow Up By: A J - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 21:59

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 21:59
Tony B - I have read all those threads which you refer to and whilst I agree they are about Lake Eyre and the water starting to flow in, only one comments about people wanting to be there in May 2009.

No recommendations as to when someone consider it to be the best time to visit.

I am aware that you are best to stay at William Creek or about and fly over the lake to take it all in.


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Follow Up By: Member - Tony B (Malanda FNQ) - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 17:05

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 17:05
Then anytime you can make it. Cheers Tony
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Reply By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 20:39

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 20:39
AJ,

There's some good info at the Lake Eyre Yacht Club website.

Lake Eyre Yacht Club

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 21:58

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 21:58
You may NEVER see the birds unless you have a hovercraft.
They usually congregate on islands somehere 'over the horizon'.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 18:27

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 18:27
i dunno in about 1980 we got to see the birds .................................. On the eyre penninsula. The lakes were drying upafter they had filled a few years earlier and thousands of pelicans flying back to the coast in a massive flock took rest on the school and town oval for a couple of days
- truly a one in a lifetime occurance
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Reply By: Crackles - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 22:14

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 22:14
AJ at the moment mid to late April appears will be the peak in the lake although it's unlikely there will be anywhere accessable by 4x4 that you will be able to see much water. Not sure if access is still available to Kalamurina but that area along the Warburton River would by far be the best place for birdlife.
Cheers Craig..............
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 07:52

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009 at 07:52
AJ,

Anytime, excluding the hotter months, is the best time to visit lake Eyre, water or not.

Unless rain has adversely affected the road in from near William Creek, the drive in to Halligan Bay is worthwhile.
You reach a small escarpment and have a view of a portion of the Lake in front of you stretching to the far horison in a briliant white hue.
Halligan Bay is the lowest point in Australia, 15 metres below sea level.

So, how long do you wait?
Go now my man, while you can.

Bill

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