The depths some twitchers will go to tick the Night Parrot

To: Carl Clifford <>
Subject: The depths some twitchers will go to tick the Night Parrot
From: Michael Tarburton <>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:14:58 +1100
G'day All

Some people! Could I suggest that the ecotraps made in Melbourne are a very good way to catch cats and dogs. I used them in the bird sanctuary in PNG, better known as Pacific Adventist University. 50% of cats (from some old research I read) will not go into cage type traps, but this trap does not look like a trap at all, even to a cat or dog. It has a 1.5m zip on the narrow end so that if it is a Bilby or other native animal you have caught, you can easily release it.

Some nights I sat nearby and watched it work. Highly recommended - though a tad expensive.


Michael Tarburton


On 20/02/2015, at 12:54 PM, Carl Clifford wrote:

I have just received this email from John Young, part of which I find very disturbing. How someone who purports to be a birdwatcher could suggest setting fire to a fragile environment as spinifex country, just so he could tick the Night Parrot is quite unfathomable.
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