Season's Sightings of WTNT & FTS (Pacific Swift)

To: 'CanberraBirds' <>
Subject: Season's Sightings of WTNT & FTS (Pacific Swift)
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 00:35:49 +0000
Please see below and respond to Mike.   I wrote to 
Mike that I will forward his message to canberrabirds and he should get some 
more information. I know there were some sightings from Canberra region but 
appears a lot less than the usual. For me only two separate sightings, each of 
one individual WTNT.


-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of 
Michael Tarburton
Sent: Tuesday, 2 May, 2017 9:18 AM
Subject: Seasons Sightings of WTNT & FTS (Pacific Swift)

 G’day bird enthusiasts

It looks like both species of swifts have departed our shores, with two 
sightings in China and a dozen in Taiwan, it appears they are well on their way 
to their breeding grounds.

My preliminary assessment of this season shows that average flock size is again 
down on last year, let alone last decade.  So I would appreciate receiving 
reports of the dates, location and number of birds seen from as many observers 
as possible to make my data more robust or more reliable.  Every sighting is 

Canberra is looking at my application at the moment to have the WTNT listed 
because of its serious decline.

Many thanks


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