Stone-curlew translocation program - comments please

Subject: Stone-curlew translocation program - comments please
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 14:19:06 +1000
G'day all

As most of you would know Bush Stone-curlews are virtually extinct in sw
Victoria.  There are odd reports of individuals from north and east of
Hamilton but they have essentially gone as a breeding species.  Foxes would
be the main cause.  On the northern outskirts of Hamilton there is the
Community Parkland - a large woodland-grassland reserve that was
vermin-proofed as part of the recovery program for Eastern Barred
Bandicoots.  Although foxes are still present they are at a much lower
density than in the rest of the landscape and are regularly targeted.

There are landholders in NSW who are working on Stone-curlew recovery
programs and they are looking for release sites.  A proposal has been
submitted to the Southern Grampians Shire council that our Community
Parkland be one of these release sites.

It sounds like a good idea to me but I have had nothing to do with such
schemes and wonder what comments birding-aus folk would make.  I'll pass on
your comments to the chap with the idea.


Steve Clark
Hamilton, Victoria

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