Fwd: [Fwd: Canno_n Nettin_g questioned]

Subject: Fwd: [Fwd: Canno_n Nettin_g questioned]
From: "Night Parrot" <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 11:53:46 -0000
Hi all

Still here!
An extract from the UK newsgroup "UK.rec.birdwatching! where the question is being asked. The final paragraph from Andy Harmer says it all.


> > >>Jenny Allen wrote
> > >>
> > >>I wish to comment on the debate about cannon netting and ringing shorebirds. It is the substance of what is said and not who says it that is important

Perhaps it maybe too harsh to suggest that ringing is meaningless for shorebird conservation. Ringing has provided some useful data that has been used effectively in the past but my question is, would effective shorebird protection strategies have been developed anyway?

> > Bill Alexander wrote> > >

> > I have some sympathy with the question so will respond. First I should say that I have held a UK bird ringing licence since the mid 1970's. In the late 70s / early 80s I was involved, as part of a cannon net crew, in wader (shorebird) research on the Forth Estuary. Yes there was mortality but 4% was not normal.

> > A difficult question to answer and very probably the wrong question! What I can say with some certainty is that without the data gathered from ringing, and specifically cannon netting, many estuary sites would have been lost to development in the 1970s, 80s and early 90s

Andy Harmer wrote:

> Which sites, and what was the data gleaned from canon netting that clinched it?
> Andy

Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at

Birding-Aus is on the Web at
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message
"unsubscribe birding-aus" (no quotes, no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • Fwd: [Fwd: Canno_n Nettin_g questioned], Night Parrot <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU