RFI-human/bird interactions

Subject: RFI-human/bird interactions
From: Ian Temby <>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 14:18:09 -0812 (EST)

I am aiding the BBC Natural History Unit by locating sites where a number of 
human/wildlife interactions may be observed, for a forthcoming filming 
assignment.  It is preferable that the sites are in the Melbourne metropolitan 
area, at least in loose terms.  The film crew will be here next month for about 
three weeks, then again in late October/early November.

I am looking for the following information:

1. Names/contact numbers or locations of people who feed wild cockatoos, or 
those who have problems with houses being chewed by cockatoos.

2. Sites where there is a reasonable likelihood of finding Tawny Frogmouths 
roosting i.e., known regular roost sites.

3. Residences where back yard swimming pools are used by breeding ducks 
each year (in other words, where there is a high probability that ducks will be 
present next spring).

4. Sites where there is a high probability that Masked Lapwings will nest and 
attack people (could be on shopping centre roofs, for example, or ovals).

5. Sites where parrots (lorikeets/rosellas/cockatoos/Red Rumps) breed in urban 
areas, preferably in back yards.

I know that this request is very restricted, geographically, but I hope that 
someone out there may be able to assist.  Any suggestions greatfully accepted.



Ian Temby
Flora & Fauna Branch
Department of Natural Resources & Environment
4/250 Victoria Parade

Phone   613 9412 4429
Fax     613 9412 4586

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