The first Flinders Ranges & SA Outback Trip organised by ‘Follow That Bird’ was a great success with a quality bird species in a very interesting landscape. Highlight were: Slender-billed Thornbills, Pt Gawler Grey-fronted Honeyeater, Telowie Gorge Elegant Parrot, many places Black-eared Cuckoo, Arid Lands Bot. Gdns, Pt Augusta Redthroat, Arid Lands Bot. Gdns, Pt Augusta Chirruping Wedgebill, many places White-winged Fairy-wren, many places Short-tailed Grasswren, Stokes Hill Chestnut-breasted Whiteface, Mt Lyndhurst Station Thick-billed Grasswrens, Mt Lyndhurst Station Rufous Fieldwren, Mt Lyndhurst Station Cinnamon Quail-thrushes, many places Orange Chat, Strzelecki Track Crimson Chat, Strzelecki Track White-backed Swallow, Strzelecki Track Pied Honeyeaters, Strzelecki Track Budgerigar, Strzelecki Track Eyrean Grasswren, Montecollina Bore and 5 species of Woodswallow.
The weather was fine and unseasonably warm, and there appeared to be no drought conditions although rain had not fallen for quite some weeks. Wildflowers were starting to appear in the Flinders Ranges and Strezelecki Desert. Exceptionally good food and decent accommodation, as well as a well-organised itinerary, knowledgeable guide and skilled driver made this trip a success.