Honeyeater migration

To: "Chris Davey" <>, <>
Subject: Honeyeater migration
From: "Jack and Andrea Holland" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 18:04:47 +1000
Thanks Chris, and others who responded to my request, particularly Lindsay with his summary of the migration route that travels over his house - some great and important detective work.
I'd be very happy to stand corrected, but it appears this may now be the only significant route through the Canberra suburbs compared with those elucidated in the 1980s and published in CBN.  It seems first the Pt Hut route was abandoned (perhaps for Lindsay's route?) and then in turn the Angle Crossing one was abandoned soon after the January 2003 fires.
Perhaps it was already occurring but the fires do seem to have had a major impact on their migration through Canberra suburbs (cf much less impact further S eg between Michelago and Bredbo).
In my view this issue ought to be a priority for COG and I'd be happy to help with/co-ordinate a more systematic survey next year.  Having helped with the surveys in the 1980s and having seen the numbers migrating through then (as well as over my house in the late 1970s) we should be very concerned - hopefully there's no Passenger Pigeon analogy here!!
Jack Holland
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