Atlas analysis

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Subject: Atlas analysis
From: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 12:07:10 +1000
g'day all,
I first of all I just go birding......then I atlas what I see.
The Atlas time span can vary from 3 mins for incidentals to up to 2 days (at Lawn Hill NP)
Like Frank O'C, when noting the incidental specials I include any birds close by.
Many stops to check out an incidental have developed into one hour or more extensive searches.
The majority of my searches would be 1 to 2 hours and are 500m radius.
If travelling thru an "arid" plain I will often stop & target a clump of trees then do a sweep away well away from the trees and walk back to my vehicle picking up any ground feeders.
Likewise I find walking the edge/boundary of a grassed plain and a treed location often gives sightings of birds that concentrate on each type of vegetation..
Basically I am trying to record every species that passes thru the general area.
Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.
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