Re: 1998 North West Wader Expedition

Subject: Re: 1998 North West Wader Expedition
From: Mark Barter <>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 98 09:58:05 +1100

Or a bird banded elsewhere within Australia, eg. a wader originally banded
in Victoria and retrapped at Broome is a control.

Mark Barter

At 15:17 2/12/98 +0800, you wrote:
>Hi there Philip,
>                       The word control is the term applied when the bird is
>a re-trap that was originally caught and banded in another country.
>Phil Joy         
>P O Box 1510
>W A            6725
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Philip A Veerman <>
>To: Phil Joy <>
>Date: Wednesday, 2 December 1998 7:19
>Subject: Re: 1998 North West Wader Expedition
>>Thanks for that, it would be great to experience. I have to ask as I cannot
>>even guess, what is meant by the word "controls" in the context "Notable
>>controls were: Terek Sandpiper - Hong Kong,
>>>Curlew Sandpiper - Hong Kong, 2 Red Knot - Hong Kong ( one of which had
>>>controlled at Broome before, on the 1994 expedition)".

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