Birdsville TrackKey species: Grey Falcon, Letter-winged Kite, Inland Dotterel, Flock Bronzewing, Australian Pratincole, Oriental Plover, Thick-billed, Eyrean- and Grey Grasswren, Gibber-, Orange- and Yellow Chat, Banded Whiteface, Cinnamon Quail-thrush. Along the Birdsville Track from Marree to Birdsville and west to Kooncherie Waterhole and Pandie Burra bore, bird for Eyrean Grasswren (in canegrass dunes), Thick-billed Grasswren (along dry creeklines with shrubby vegetation) and Grey Grasswren (in lignum / canegrass swamps), Gibber-, Orange- and Yellow Chat, Flock Bronzewing (at waterholes, especially at dusk and dawn), Grey Falcon (check communication towers), Letter-winged Kite (check clumps of trees), Inland Dotterel, Banded Whiteface and Cinnamon Quail-thrush. If open, it is worth taking the Inner Track rather than the main track. Yellow Chat and all sorts of waders can often be found at Pandieburra Bore near Koonchera dune (only during summer). Mungerrannie Roadhouse, halfway along the track, is a good base to explore the region from. When vast Lake Eyre irregularly fills, which may only be once per decade, it becomes an oasis in the desert with enormous numbers of breeding Banded Stilts and Australian Pelicans.
Getting ThereFrom SA, access is through Marree.
GPS Coordinates 28°1.212′S, 138°39.546′E