Counting C Myna in GBS

Subject: Counting C Myna in GBS
From: "Paul T." <>
Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2013 20:14:28 +1000
Howdy Folks,

I don't have a GBS, and by the sound of it I'm probably glad. <grin>  Far less questions this way.  However, I'm sure I've heard people talk about recording something on their GBS that has flown over.  Given Chris (below) says that "the count is about the birds that use your garden".... how is something flying over "using your garden"?  I had thought up until now was that the GBS count related to any bird seen within the boundaries of your GBS, including I think what we ended up terming a vertical cylinder above it of unspecified height.  So what is this about it being birds that use your garden?  Also, don't GBS cover bushland etc as well?  I thought I had it straight, but now I'm confused?


Paul T.
Higgins, ACT.

At 07:29 AM 4/06/2013, you wrote:
What happens if the bird never actually had time to use the garden but only died there ? and then where the gardens only use was to bury it there?. Its a tricky one to answer so over to you Philip.

From: Chris Davey <>
To: 'Sue Lashko' <>; 'Paul Fennell' <>; 'canberrabirds chatline' <>
Sent: Sunday, 2 June 2013 2:20 AM
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] Counting C Myna in GBS

The count is about the birds that use your garden.  Birds can use a garden in all sorts of ways. If it happens to use it to die then it still gets counted.
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