FW: Socioeconomic impact of vagrant Aleutian Terns in Australia

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Subject: FW: Socioeconomic impact of vagrant Aleutian Terns in Australia
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2018 03:17:09 +0000
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From: Corey Callaghan 
Sent: Thursday, 1 February 2018 7:00 AM
Subject: Socioeconomic impact of vagrant Aleutian Terns in Australia

Hi everyone!

I'm a PhD candidate at UNSW Sydney with Professor Richard Kingsford.

One of my research interests is quantifying and demonstrating the economic 
impact of us birders, because ultimately this needs to be balanced against 
environmental threats that destroy bird habitats, such as development. This is 
a difficult task - especially when it comes to pulsed and incredibly 
unpredictable vagrant bird sightings! I have recently studied this aspect in 
one instance in the United States and you can read more about that here:

Luckily, the Aleutian Terns first found at Old Bar by Liam Murphy have been 
long-staying and obliging for many Australian birders. Richard Kingsford, Ian 
Benson, myself, and others are interested in quantifying the socioeconomic 
impact of the long-staying Aleutian Terns at Old Bar, NSW.

We are using a survey to collect sociodemographic variables of birders who went 
to see the birds.

The link is here: 

I ask that if you saw the terns at Old Bar if you would please consider taking 
the survey. It only takes less than 10 minutes and is completely anonymous. It 
would certainly help my research! Further, please share with your birding 
networks, as we hope to capture as many people as possible who went and saw the 

Any questions, feel free to email me at  
<> .

Thank you in advance!


P.S. I thank those who have already seen and partook in the survey!

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