Re: GPS units for BOP Watching

Subject: Re: GPS units for BOP Watching
From: Stephen Ambrose <>
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 1997 10:07:29 +1000
David McDonald wrote:
> Attention Will Steele and Co., Birds Australia
> Lawrie Conole's fine description of the GPS unit he is using suggests
> to me that all registered BOP Watchers should be issued with a GPS
> unit by Birds Australia.   Then we would always be accurate as to
> just which BOP Watch zone we are in.
> What do you recon, Will?
> David
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You may be interested to know that Birds Australia is working hard to find 
funds to 
initiate a second Australian Bird Atlas Project. This is taking a fair bit of 
time to do 
because the cost of running such a project over 7 years (including the writing 
analysis) is about $1.3 million.

Included in the budget is the cost of buying GPS units so that observers can 
accurate co-ordinates, particularly in remote areas. I don't really think it is 
essential to use GPS units for projects such as BOP Watch because observers 
only need to 
record raptors in well-defined biogeographic zones. However, I will pass on 
your idea to 
Will when I see him on Monday.

Dr Stephen Ambrose
Research and Conservation Manager

Birds Australia (formerly Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union)
Email:  S.Ambrose <>  (at work)
        <>  (at home)

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