Saving Australia’s birds one step at a time
Lake Frome
Lake Torrens
Lake Gairdner
Lake Everard
Swift Parrot
Carnaby’s Cockatoo
Western Ground Parrot
Regent Honeyeater
       
Lake Callabonna
Lake Blanche
Lake Gregory
Lake Eyre
Cassowary
Orange Bellied Parrot
Carpentaria
Grass Wren
Regent Parrot


Rex Ellis* and Brenton Hicks* Walking Across Lakes Frome, Torrens, Gairdner, Everard, Blanche, Gregory, Callabonna and Eyre. Departure date to be posted on this website one month prior to departure. Also on Birdlife Australia website.

Many of these lakes have islands, most never visited by birders. Where relevant a bird survey will be carried out on these islands. Some of these walk may be undertaken in early or late summer.

*Rex Ellis is an outback guide in Bird oriented itineraries. In operation for 48 years using 4WD, camels and boats.

*Brenton Hicks owns Jockwar Station on the shores of Lake Alexandrina who has trekked extensively in Australia and Overseas.

A preliminary walk was undertaken during heatwave conditions, (so hot that the rubber mounts melted on a camera tripod).

Mark Duncan of Duncan Images will accompany some of the walks to record the operation. Walkers will be responsible for all expenses associated with these walks.

Starting with Lake Callabonna to raise funds for the Cassowary, each of the eight lake walks will focus on a particular Aussie bird species that needs a helping hand. By checking the BirdLife Australia website you can track Rex on his incredible journeys throughout the year.

Anyone wishing to donate to a particular walk (or all walks) can click here to donate and donations will then be sent directly to Birdlife Australia’s secure donation page – a tax deductible receipt will be provided for all donations over $2. Anonymous donations welcome.

*Update* - Currently we have walked 4 of the Lakes. We will resume walking later this year when certain lakes dry out after heavy rains.

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