ANU Campus Bird Monitoring

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Subject: ANU Campus Bird Monitoring
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:17:31 +1000
The report does correctly mention more than 30 years of the GBS but I don't see how it references that information. It does not appear to quote any prior references, notably not The GBS Report, which is just the first 21 years and stops its time relevance at the year this ANU survey started. So I don't know what it is quoting. I would not take much notice of GBS abundance changes for ducks. Those data are very influenced by changes in locations of observers over the years. Whereas I think the sites for this ANU survey have been fairly stable and include a lot of duck suitable habitat. If you reference The GBS Report the Myna was increasing in the GBS but according to recent ABR the word is, is no longer correct.
It highlights the value of an update to The GBS Report, noting the huge number of people who have asked over the years when will I issue an update and that the 3rd edition is now (I am sort of proud to say) sold out (or I have only one left and that is reserved for a student in Melbourne) and I will probably need to soon retrieve some from my agent in Europe.
It mentions the type of people that contribute to the GBS but forgot to notice that many of the same people have also assisted this ANU Campus Bird Monitoring. There is a typo (I presume) in the below "Greygone".
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From: Geoffrey Dabb [
Sent: Tuesday, 25 June 2013 12:44 PM
Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] ANU Campus Bird Monitoring

The comparison with COG GBS data is worth a comment.   The period for the comparison is presumably 2002-2012.  I am surprised the PB Duck and Wood Duck respectively have the 3rd and 4th greatest GBS increase for that period.   I am surprised the myna has the 5th greatest increase given a reported decline in more recent years [?]   



From: Tony Lawson [
Sent: Tuesday, 25 June 2013 11:15 AM
To: COG chatline; aNATchat Chatline
Subject: [canberrabirds] ANU Campus Bird Monitoring


The ANU has just released its report on its (extended) Campus Bird Monitoring exercise.


You can find it at:

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