big listers

To: 'Paul Sullivan' <>, "" <>
Subject: big listers
From: Tony Russell <>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2017 23:47:27 +0000
Most of my friends with whom I used to do lots of twitching all over the
country have now got older and can no longer put in the effort for weeks
away in the donga and tropics. The steam seems to have gone out of it, and
as for putting in reports all the time, well it's no longer our scene. When
a good vagrant blows in we may sometimes do a dash and go after it but not
always, and by that time it's been reported anyway. So what if we don't get
to see it?  It's no longer any big deal.

How's that for cheerful.?  Tony, once a jolly twitchman.

-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of
Paul Sullivan
Sent: 07 January 2017 09:26
Subject: big listers

Surely, birders can do science and scientists can have fun and Twitchathons
raise funds for conservation too. But PLEASE enter your records in birdata
or, if you prefer, eBird with accurate GPS spatial metadata so it can be
used for conservation. Even better do a survey using BirdLife's standardised
methodologies and you will directly help us report on the State of
Australia's Birds, influence policy, update threatened species lists and
develop recovery plans.

Paul Sullivan, Chief Executive
BirdLife Australia

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