RFI: artificial watering points & impacts on birds

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Subject: RFI: artificial watering points & impacts on birds
From: Tim Dolby <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 01:15:18 +0000
Hi Martin,

There is  man-made watering points at Glenlee Flora and Fauna Reserve just 
north of the Little Desert, with an associated bird hide. Set up by the Nhill 
Birdlife ( in the 1990s, I'm not 
sure how regularly the water is maintained.

Incidentally, it's a nice spot. For instance, at (or near) the water point I've 
recorded Australian Ringneck, Purple-crowned Lorikeet, Little Button-quail, 
Yellow-plumed, White-fronted, Black, Black-chinned and Spiny-cheeked 
Honeyeater,  Dusky, White-browed and Masked Woodswallow, White-winged Triller, 
Rufous Songlark, Restless Flycatcher, Crimson Chat, Varied (Black-capped) 
Sittella, Gilbert’s Whistler, Red-capped and Hooded Robin, Variegated Wren, 
Grey (black-winged) Currawong, Southern Whiteface, Diamond Firetail, Zebra 
Finch and, surprisingly, most of Victoria's Thornbill sp.


 on behalf of 
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2013 10:20 AM
Subject: RFI: artificial watering points & impacts on birds

A request for members.

I am trying to compile information on the impact of man-made watering
points on birds and keen to hear or be advised on any relevant references
etc with respect to dry country birds in particular.

I am aware that dams were fenced or removed at Gluepot in South Australia
and understand a similar process has been undertaken at the Trust for
Nature property at Neds Corner in Victoria.  The rationale and outcomes of
this work is of interest.

cheers, Martin O'Brien


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