Lake Eyre North -Camping at Muloorina

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 18:59
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Just wondering if anyone can give me any advice on good camping spots / areas for spotting birds on the way to Muloorina, this saturday. We were hoping to see water but suspect we have missed the Lake at its best for this season but still hope to see some bird life. Many thanks, Vicki
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Reply By: Farko - Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 21:10

Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 21:10
Hi Vicki,
Not much in the way of bird life last weekend. One silver gull at Halligan Bay. Water within a couple of hundred metres of the car park.
At the end of the track through Muloorina, on the shore of Lake Eyre North were Orange Chats and another that I have yet to identify. Water is a long way away here though. Just south of Muloorina was special though. A pair of Brolga dancing. Muloorina looks like a beautiful place to camp. We are sure to camp there next time.
If you are heading in from the south, Farina is a nice spot, a few birds about. Wilpena is beautiful as always but green at the moment with recent rain although this spreads the birds far and wide. Little rain north of Wilpena so the birds are attracted to water at places like Coward Springs.
Cheers,
Farquo
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Reply By: Don C - Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 21:30

Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 21:30
We camped at Muloorina for a couple of nights about ten days ago. It is a very pleasant spot with lots of water and birdlife including a pair of brolgas the nights we were there.
We went to Level Post Bay from Muloorina and even though there is no water there we easily filled in the best part of the day walking across the lake bed (the mirage was amazing) and generally exploring the surrounding dunes.
The next day we went to William Creek and Halligans Point where the water was about 200 metres from the lake's edge and easy to walk out to, even if rather muddy.
The highlight was a flight from William Creek over the lake to where the Warburton runs in. It is the only way to get any idea of the magnitude of the lake and to see some of the birds (and camels on the day we went out).
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Follow Up By: Member - Iceman (VIC) - Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 23:01

Thursday, Jul 09, 2009 at 23:01
Hi Don, we will be around there on 12th August. Can you tell me how much the flight was and for how long?

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Follow Up By: Don C - Friday, Jul 10, 2009 at 07:15

Friday, Jul 10, 2009 at 07:15
G'day Icemen, the flight with Wrightsair cost us $350 per person for a good two hours. Pricey but once you are there you really have to do it.
Don
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