Birders needed for Great Western Woodlands Project

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Subject: Birders needed for Great Western Woodlands Project
From: Liz Fox <>
Date: Tue, 21 May 2013 02:21:01 +0000
Hi all,
I'm looking for bird-watchers who would like to get out to a remote and 
beautiful part of Western Australia, provide invaluable information for an 
important project, and see some great birds! The Great Western Woodlands covers 
16 million hectares in the goldfields region of WA and is the focal area of a 
BirdLife Australia and The Nature Conservancy project started in 2012. The 
surveys conducted for the project so far have already provided new information 
on species distribution and breeding, and surveys have been done in places 
where no birder has been before! The surveys are conducted to record all 
species seen, although we are particularly interested in records of species 
such as Malleefowl, Gilbert's Whistler, Chestnut Quail-thrush, Blue-breasted 
Fairy-wren, Western Yellow Robin, Western Rosella (eastern subspecies), 
Southern Scrub-robin, Rufous Treecreeper and Purple-crowned Lorikeet.
The bird surveys are organised for the middle of each season, however bird 
records taken at any time are appreciated. The surveys are conducted in small 
groups, with each group visiting a particular area within the region. Sites 
vary in accommodation options and accessibility. 4WD and self-sufficiency 
required in most areas, but there are a couple of locations where there is 2WD 
access and facilities provided.
The next survey will be held in winter (June 15-21; dates negotiable). Please 
also contact me if you are interested in future surveys or would like to 
receive the project newsletter. In addition, if you have any old bird records 
from the WA goldfields (that aren't already in BirdLife's Bird Atlas), it would 
be great if I could use them for the project.

Liz Fox.


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