Barren Grounds

To: <>
Subject: Barren Grounds
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 19:24:29 +1000

Barren Grounds Bird Observatory was established over twenty years ago and during those years many Sydney birders as well as interstate and international visitors have enjoyed the friendly relaxed atmosphere that the observatory has to offer. All this may now be coming to an end, as Birds Australia has now decided to all but close the observatory, replacing the full time warden with part time volunteer wardens. It also plans to close the information centre and shop and ending the courses, which is an interregnal part of Barren Grounds. Although the observatory has not been financial for the past few years and a considerable amount is needed to upgrade the facilities at the site, the value that the observatory has to offer to the birding community, far out ways the cost. I believe that Barren Grounds has the ability to promote Birds Australia, bird conservation and bird watching and I believe that it is short sited to close the observatory, particularly at a time when many bird species around Australia are in decline. I am fully aware that Birds Australia has limited financial resources, which must be managed so that all of its projects can be funded, but surely there must be a way of raising the finance to continue the observatory. I hope that BA members will not permit this to happen, so send an email to Birds Australia objecting to their decision.

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

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