White-fronted Chats near Weston Creek

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Subject: White-fronted Chats near Weston Creek
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 16:47:00 +1000

To readers of this line who do not live in Canberra or involve themselves with any of the recreational birdy sub-options on offer, I might mention that the interest shown in particular birds from time to time is due to people pursuing one or other of the ‘ticking’ sub-options.  Many local observers like to build a list of birds they have personally ticked in the ACT, either in a particular year or ever.  For that purpose, a bird like a White-fronted Chat that usually could be found with a determined search within an hours drive of Canberra is a matter of some interest, indeed of intense interest to an ACT ticker who has never ticked one in the ACT .  To give you an idea of the geography hereabouts, here are some places that are not in the ACT:  Queanbeyan (although, confusingly, its sewage ponds are), Lake George, Jerrabomberra Estate Stages 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (unlike Jerrabomberra wetlands, creek, oval and avenue), Murrumbateman, most of the southern flight path of Canberra airport, Durras, North Durras, South Durras, Wamboin, Googong Dam (even though it provides most of Canberra’s water), and the estuaries of (in fact the entire watersheds of) the Clyde, Shoalhaven, Moruya and Tuross Rivers.   Contrary to the belief of some, the Jervis Bay Territory is not part of the ACT.  [ACT laws apply in JBT, but, then, they also apply in Antarctica.] There is no reason why a ticker could not decide to add JBT birds to his or her ACT list, but to do so would be to risk confusion when he or she wanted to compare his or her ticks with those of an ACT ticker strictly defined.                


From: Steve Holliday [
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] White-fronted Chats near Weston Creek


Two chats were seen in the same place around 11.30 this morning





, Barbara Allan

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