Monday, 28 April 2014

Back to the Desert


I've just returned from a 2 week field trip in remote Western Australia where intermittent internet access only just allowed me to keep in touch with Kuyurnpa's tracking data. Now it's time to give you an update!

In a remarkable journey that has now spanned nearly a month, this incredible wandering Wedge-tail has now flown over FOUR THOUSAND kilometres across the Gascoyne and Pilbara regions of outback Australia. She headed north from her natal territory and settled briefly on the Pilbara coast only a few hundred kilometres from the well-known tourist destination Broome, before returning back inland and exploring the vast parallel sand dunes of the Great Sandy Desert. Latest tracking data shows Kuyurnpa's roost somewhere between Karijini and Rudall River National Parks, south-west of the Great Sandy in the central Pilbara. This point is shown in the above picture, which you can enlarge by clicking the image. If you happen to be travelling in this area, keep you eyes out for an eagle with an aerial! And please get in touch and/or send photos if you happen to 'meet' out wonderful Kuyu!

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