Night Parrot Forum and Callback.

Subject: Night Parrot Forum and Callback.
From: Ian Davies <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2013 10:50:30 +1000
I attended the Night Parrot forum yesterday, and was really impressed by the 
talk, pictures and video that was presented. Congratulations to John, Tom, 
Steve and the team on the presentation, and the years of hard work that went 
before it. I was also impressed with the efforts that the team has put in to 
keep the landowners on side, and the identification of major threats such as 
habitat and burning, cats, and keen birders to the survival of the species. 
John really stressed the value of disturbing the species as little as possible, 
as they are an extremely shy and wary creature, and as he says they are the 
hardest bird he has ever worked with. To that end I quite understand that John 
does not want to put out in the public arena any electronic media re the call. 
Until the team understands more about the bird, I think that it would be 
foolish to put  the call out there so that everyone who has a desire can go and 
disturb them. Until similar habitats are mapped and survey teams
  can thoroughly investigate, I agree with John in leaving the calls with him 
and the team. 
 Ian Davies

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