The next activity of BA-NQG is as below
Sarus Crane - Australian sub-species is now
catalogued as a "bird to watch" in the new Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000
(Garnett & Crowley). The recommended action is to "continue annual
counts on the Atherton Tableland".
You can be part of this important annual event
when Birds Australia North Qld Group holds
the fourth Sarus Crane & Brolga count on Saturday October
DETAILS: Meet at 3.30 pm on Saturday Oct
7th, at Hasties Swamp National Park near Atherton. Teams
then go out to count cranes (and ID Sarus vs. Brolgas) as they come in to roost
at various sites - an ID challenge as dusk falls!
Bring binos, scope, sensible shoes and
clothing. There will be a BYO everything buffet dinner and
"grand tally" afterwards.
MORE Info from Elinor Scambler
Hope to see you there