RE: Continuing Radio National bird series

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Subject: RE: Continuing Radio National bird series
From: David McDonald <>
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 10:07:15 +1000
While they do not have transcripts for these programs on the ABC web sites, you can hear the interviews on the internet. Access Bush Telegraph's archives at or go more directly to the twitching interviews via . You can listen online or download the .ram files.

Here is the summary of the birding segment for 24 May - a great program, far better hearing it than just reading a transcript!

Twitchers and tickers -
We've all heard of those adventurous spirits who dedicate their spare time to extreme sports and whether it be hangliding, skydiving or bungee jumping, they're all fired by a unique passion. On Bush Telegraph today, two people who spend a lot of their time in an extreme sport you might not have considered before, birdwatching. The art of birdwatching takes the twitcher on adventures from the scrubby bush of the mallee in Victoria, to the salty shores of the Torres Strait. But they're not there just to see the bird, as twitchers, they're got a mission. To see as many birds as possible. Australia's top birder, Mike Carter, from Mt Eliza in Victoria has seen 769 birds out of a possible 820 in Australia. While Sean Dooley is on a mission to break the Australian Bird Watching record in one year. He's aiming to see 700 birds in on year, so far he's ticked off 414.


At 09:34 28/05/2002 +1000, wrote:
Bill Stent asked "Did the ABC make a transcript of the interviews with Sean and Mike?  I
couldn't tune in (being at work), but I'd love to be able to read it."

I tried to access a transcript of the interview that I did for the 29
March program from the Radio National website but wasn't able to do so.
I've been able to access transcripts from other Radio National shows but
Bush Telegraph doesn't seem to make this facility available.  Perhaps you
should access their website and if it isn't available e-mail their
produced (contact details on the website) suggesting they make these


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