Note also that there are detailed notes on “what to do if you find a dead bird” linked from the footer of every page of our website.
From: Mark Clayton [
Sent: Wednesday, 18 April 2018 6:21 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] A reminder - dead birds - I no longer pick them up
Good evening all,
I have had several people contact me recently regarding what to do with dead birds. Please note that I am no longer associated with the ANWC at CSIRO and will no longer pick up birds for the collection, nor will the former Collection Manager Robert Palmer
was has transferred out of the ANWC to another CSIRO Division. Please now contact the Director of the ANWC, Dr Leo Joseph
or Alex Drew, m("csiro.au","alex.drew");">
if you find a dead bird (or small mammal, reptile or amphibian for that matter) to see if they are interested in it as a potential specimen.
If you do find a dead bird, please wrap it in tissue or newspaper, place it in a plastic bag along with data (in pencil or non running ink) giving the date where found, locality where found and anything else you think relevant, e.g. road kill, hit window
etc, and put it in the freezer as soon as possible.
I WILL still take information on any birds that are banded or or have colour bands (NOT Racing Pigeon bands or obvious aviary birds). if in doubt contact me or