Fw: Swift Parrot-Regent Honeyeater surveys

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Subject: Fw: Swift Parrot-Regent Honeyeater surveys
From: Mick Roderick <>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:23:33 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all,
See note below regarding the Swift Parrot / Regent Honeyeater survey weekend 
this coming weekend. 
As Dean points out, it has been a tale of no more than scattered reports of 
not-so-large numbers of Swift Parrots and a general lack of Regent Honeyeaters 
in 2013 thus far. We're particularly keen to have people in the New England / 
NSW NW Slopes / Southern Qld regions out searching as these areas have provided 
the most of the small handfull of Regent records this year and could be 
harbouring more birds. I've had reports of White Box starting to flower well in 
some areas too, so getting coverage in these landscapes is important. 
And if you're fortunate (skillful!) enough to find Regent Honeyeaters keep an 
eye out for colour bands (if you've got a camera get some shots). 
Contact Dean or I if you'd like to get involved (and surveys can be done in the 
days leading up to and after the weekend too).
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Dean Ingwersen <>
To: Mick Roderick <> 
Cc: "" <> 
Sent: Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:30 PM
Subject: Swift Parrot-Regent Honeyeater surveys
Dear Swift Parrot-Regent Honeyeater volunteer, 
The next winter survey is upon us again and we would be delighted if you would 
consider taking part in the upcoming searches to be held on the 3rd-4th August. 
You can find a summary of recent information regarding both species (including 
feedback from recent surveys) and the official survey form here:
  This year has certainly been an interesting one, with no really large 
concentrations of Swift Parrots obvious so far, and only scattered records of 
Regent Honeyeaters.  The number of each species seen over the year is also 
lower than we’d hoped for, thanks we think to scattered flowering across 
south-east Australia.  So the challenge is on to track down some flowering 
trees and search them thoroughly! 
If you participate in the survey or would like to report sightings, please 
contact Dean Ingwersen  Mick Roderick 
 or call (03) 9347 0757.  Remember – nil reports 
are also vital information as they give us an indication of exactly where 
searching took place.  Please note that Chris Tzaros 
 is currently on extended leave and won’t be able 
to reply to any correspondence until October.   
We thank you again for your support of this very important long-term monitoring 
program and hope you will be able to continue to assist us and the birds. 
Best wishes, 
Dean Ingwersen, Chris Tzaros and Mick Roderick  
BirdLife Australia’s Woodland Birds for Biodiversity project 
Dean Ingwersen| Woodland birds for Biodiversity 
Regent Honeyeater recovery coordinator

BirdLife Australia
Suite 2-05, 60 Leicester Street, Carlton VIC 3053
M0409 348 553 | T03 9347 0757 ext 247 | F03 9347 9323
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