Princess Parrot Expedition

I had been captivated by Princess Parrots for many many years.  I dreamed of traveling to where they lived in their natural habitat and actually seeing one in the wild. 

Greg was as excited as I was to travel to Princess Habitat!

Greg was as excited as I was to travel to Princess Habitat!

 Later I learned by researching on the web that to see the Princess  was no small undertaking!  Although common in captivity this is a remote desert species which is rarely seen in the wild.  

 

 

I learned of folks who had paid literally thousands of dollars more than once to see this bird!  They had joined Princess Parrot Expeditions mostly traveling along the remote Canning Stock Route.  Despite being keen and full of hope most never see one.

ShermansplashWe traveled over 800 KM from Alice Springs and our roads were sandy and dry…  Most of the time!

We had plenty of water, satelite phone and emergency gear

We had plenty of water, satellite phone and emergency gear

outbacklunchWhether its having lunch or using the bathroom the sand was soft and lended itself to “creativity”

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