Reporting captive birds at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

To: Ryu Callaway <>
Subject: Reporting captive birds at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
From: Elizabeth Keen <>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:40:02 +0000
About four or five years ago, before I joined COG, we saw an emu on two separate occasions on the road out of Rossi going up into the Tallaganda State Forest and Mt Lowden. It was during a very hot dry spell and we wondered if it had come down to find water. The then Southern Rivers Catchment Authority folk in Braidwood told us that there was a seldom-seen population of emus up in the heights of the Tallaganda National Park. Perhaps there still is. Libby

On 16 Dec 2016, at 9:17 pm, Ryu Callaway <> wrote:

I agree with John that the birds at Tidbinbilla are not really captive. I don't mind either way, but feel as though we should either count all birds both in and out or we don't count any of them at all. 
What of the Bush Stone Curlews? There have been a number of records outside mulligan's (which I can't find anymore, so may have subsequently been deleted). Do they count outside but then don't count the moment they fly back in?
If the records are there and they aren't wanted, they can always be filtered out. If they aren't there, they can't be found even if you want to use them.


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