Guide to finding birds around Alice Springs

FINDING BIRDS AROUND ALICE SPRINGS. Alice Spring is a mecca for wildlife, most sites are within a day trip of the city, here are just a few. (Photo left to right – Inland Dotterel, Letter-winged Kite, Crimson Chat, Australian Ringneck Parrot) ALICE SPRINGS WEATHER  Located just South of the Tropic of Capricorn the town of Alice Springs straddles the usually dry Todd River on the northern side of the MacDonnell Ranges. Alice Springs is located in Central Australia, also known as the Red Centre, an arid environment consisting of several different deserts. In Alice Springs, temperatures can vary by up to 28 °C and rainfall can dramatically change from year to year. In summer, the average maximum temperature is in the mid 40s, whereas in winter the average minimum temperature can be 5.5 °C. Alice Springs averages 12 nights a year below freezing, it is about 545 metres above sea level which contributes to its cold nights in winter. The highest temperature recorded in Alice Springs was 45.2 °C on the 3 January 2006, while the record low is −7.5 °C, recorded on 17 July 1976. This is also the lowest temperature recorded in the Northern Territory. Alice Springs has a desert climate with annual average rainfall of 285.9 millimetres but […]