RFI: artificial watering points & impacts on birds

Subject: RFI: artificial watering points & impacts on birds
From: Laurie Knight <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:44:29 +1000
G'day Martin

I suspect that the rationale for closing the water points may involve the control of feral animals - the provision of water in areas where it doesn't naturally occur on a regular basis might facilitate an increase in the populations of feral species (such as pigs and goats etc).

Regards, Laurie.

On 20/12/2013, at 9:20 AM,  wrote:

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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