Twitchathon 2001

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Subject: Twitchathon 2001
From: "Lawrie Conole" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 08:51:52 +1000
Margaret Cameron wrote:

> Well Lawrie you have been lucky, I am as usual full of gloom, not because
> of the absence of birds but because of this nasty windy weather which
> them so hard to hear

I agree - the weather is a bit tricky - but we're still optimistic!  Wind
and rain aside, there are still lots of birds out there.  The waterbird
situation looks much more promising than 2000, and as for the bush birds
hanging on in a howling gale - we'll just have to find the sheltered spots.

> But this may be good news for potential sponsors of our team, as they will
> have less to pay than if they support Lawrie's! The twitchathon is an
> important fundraiser for Birds Australia; and its conservation causes,
> reserves, HANZAB etc need help.
> Anyone wishing to sponsor the VERY SERIOUS BIRDWATCHERS, we'd love to hear
> from you!

And this year the team of Chris Tzaros, Grant Baverstock and Lawrie Conole -
The Tang Tang Tintacks - has been rather busy with life and all that, and a
little under prepared for the Twitchathon.  We've managed to put in a bit of
recon late in the day, and we've restructured our route almost completely.
That means it could go very very well, or very badly!!  Only racing will

So backing us might not cost quite as much as Margaret suggests, but of
course we'd be pleased to receive your sponsorship.  The cause is a very
good one.

L A W R I E   C O N O L E
2/37 Myrnong Crescent, Ascot Vale, Victoria 3032 AUSTRALIA.
Phone AH (03) 9370 3928; Mobile (0419) 588 993.

Senior Zoologist
Ecology Australia Pty Ltd
88 B Station Street, Fairfield, Victoria 3078 AUSTRALIA
Phone BH (03) 9489 4191

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