Better view of Powerful Owl

To: 'Geoffrey Dabb' <>, "" <>
Subject: Better view of Powerful Owl
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2016 02:28:09 +0000

There is also the 1987 article “A breeding attempt by Powerful Owls in the ACT” in CBN 11(4)121-122 by Tony Ross (accompanied by one of my drawings and my “Further comment on Powerful Owls”) CBN 11(4)123-124 in which I disagreed with the alleged status of “common”. Then another article in CBN 12(1): 24 by Jerry Olsen describing a PO nest near Wollongong.


Apart from the two odd birds, one at ANBG a few years ago and the current one at Turner, the species still fits the status described in those early records. By which I mean only two known urban records of the species and few in the ranges though we know they are there.


There were indexes to CBN published for the early years. I am very proud of the 4 year index I did, with Kay Hahne, of volumes 9-12, issued within a month of the last issue included). I don’t know how that fares relative to search facility on COG website...



From: Geoffrey Dabb [
Sent: Saturday, 23 January 2016 11:03 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Better view of Powerful Owl


In the continued absence of the lost search facility for CBNs on the COG website it is necessary to search copy by copy to find items of immediate concern.  One advantage of this is you come across all sorts of irrelevant snippets of at least some historical interest. The below is an example –


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