Blue-billed Ducks in South-east Queensland

To: david taylor <>
Subject: Blue-billed Ducks in South-east Queensland
From: Chris Sanderson <>
Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 11:49:28 +1000
Now might be a topical time to remind people that if you do find a breeding
pair of Blue-billed Ducks (or any other species), you should consider
filling in a Nest Record Scheme form.  Europe and North America both have
great breeding bird surveys that have greatly increased their understanding
of their birds, but Australia needs more people to contribute to the one
that Birds Australia runs.  I believe BA are particularly interested in
people who can make several visits to a nest to track its progress, rather
than a single visit, however I'm sure they would appreciate any data on

The info on the project is here:


On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 6:08 AM, david taylor <> wrote:

> Its been interesting to see and hear of the incidence of Blue-billed Ducks
> currently being seen and even breeding in Sth-east Queensland and close to
> Brisbane. Currently there are two pairs at Gatton ( potentially breeding) ,
> two pairs at Kooralbyn ( that have apparantly bred) and also a pair at the
> Bundamba Wetland. Who knows there are no doubt others as well.  It would
> appear conditions have brought the birds into the area as they are generally
> a rare visitor to our region. Ive certainly enjoyed seeing these spectacular
> birds.  I would be interested to hear of any other sightings.
> cheers
> David Taylor
> Brisbane
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