Counting C Myna in GBS

To: "'Paul T.'" <>, <>
Subject: Counting C Myna in GBS
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2013 22:29:33 +1000
I have responded to Paul separately privately saying that it is not confusing and the elimination of the need to decide on use is a means to substantially reduce confusion.
Imagine how confusing it would be to have to think: on Monday I had 26 Silvereyes of which 18 were using the garden, on Tuesday I had 38 Silvereyes of which 27 were using the garden, on Wednesday I had 17 Silvereyes of which 17 were using the garden, etc for 7 days and the same sort of thing for galahs and 40 to 50 other species. And someone else could have seen the same thing and got different numbers for those "using". Just too difficult. The project would be a failure if it was too difficult.
Yes GBS covers bushland etc as well if that is within the prescribed area of your site, some sites are on the edge of bushland so that is fine and included.
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From: Paul T. [
Sent: Tuesday, 4 June 2013 8:14 PM
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Counting C Myna in GBS

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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