Rufous Scrub Bird Surveys

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Subject: Rufous Scrub Bird Surveys
From: "Peter A. Ekert" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2000 00:06:27 +1100
Dear Birding-Aus & BARD
During late 1999/2000 Birds Australia was commissioned by the NSW NPWS to conduct surveys for the Rufous Scrub-bird (Atrichornis rufescens) in north-east NSW.  The surveys are part of a long term (5-year) monitoring program designed to assess the abundance of the species in World Heritage National Parks (Barrington Tops, Werrikimbie, New England, Gibraltar Range/Washpool, Border Ranges).
Last years surveys were a huge success, which was a result of valuable volunteer assistance.  This years surveys are about to commence and volunteers are required to assist in surveys in the Barrington Tops and Border Ranges National Parks.  The surveys are a great opportunity for volunteers to assist in the conservation of this rare and cryptic species in some of the most beautiful World Heritage rainforests of the east coast. Also a great opportunity to camp out and see some of the rarer rainforest birds, mammals and plants that occur in those regions.
The proposed surveys are as follows:
18-19th November - Border Ranges
25th November - Barrington Tops
2-3rd December - Border Ranges
9th December - Barrington Tops
Please note, that these dates may be subject to some slight variation. At Barrington Tops, we will camp at the Gloucester River camping area, whilst at the Border Ranges we will camp at Sheepstation Creek and/or Forest Tops.  As per last year, volunteers will be re-imbursed by NSW NPWS for their fuel, food and accomodation expenses. Transport can be arranged for those without.
Those who are interested should contact me at the below address.
Peter A. Ekert
Manager      - Homebush Bay Bird Monitoring Project (Sydney 2000 Olympics)
Co-ordinator - Monitoring Rufous Scrub-birds in North-East NSW
                   - Glossy Black-Cockatoo Baseline Study in NSW
Birds Australia (Southern NSW and ACT Group)
PO Box 1322
Crows Nest, NSW 1585
Ph: + 61 2 9436 1349
Fx: + 61 2 9436 0466
Mobile:  0410 566104
Birds Australia (formerly Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union)
Looking after Australia's native birds since 1901
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