In essence, I still agree with what you're saying. However, I feel that
the issue of "feeding wildlife" is a difficult one in which to avoid
Besides, you say that a good line to draw is "no feeding in a national
park, period." when O'Reilly's is not on national park grounds - it's
private property. And shouldn't the ocean be considered just as
sacrosanct as a terrestrial national park?
Beth Symonds BSc Hons
Research Assistant &
School of Integrative Biology
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072
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From: Chris Sanderson
Sent: Wednesday, 4 October 2006 2:23 PM
To: Elizabeth Symonds; Birding-aus
Subject: Any tips on Lamington National Park?
I agree that a blanket ban may not be the most sensible way to go, but I
don't agree that sultanas should be fed to bowerbirds in a world
heritage area. There's a good line to draw - no feeding in a national
park, period. After all, they are created to protect the animals as
well as for people's enjoyment. Mostly I replied to the original
comment because earlier that day I had actually been at O'reillys and
seen a pair of tourists feeding Regent Bowerbirds cheese! I doubt they
could have picked a worse type of food. I know not everyone is going to
listen to QPWS when they ask you not to feed wildlife, but birding-aus
should hardly be encouraging people to break the rules.
On 10/4/06, Elizabeth Symonds <> wrote:
Chris, you have a valid point, but how do you decide where to draw the
By those standards, I guess we should stop using burley on pelagic
birdwatching trips too...
>I should probably point out that feeding the bowerbirds (or any
>frowned upon by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (and possibly
>illegal?) Sultanas are hardly a natural food for them either.
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