Hello subscribers, I am reminding you of the details below for the COG virtual AGM and Ordinary meeting on 11 November. These details are both already on the COG website and
the November issue of Gang-gang contained therein.
Everyone is welcome to participate, so please consider doing so including supporting our two local speakers presenting on an important project in which COG members participated.
There will be a virtual COG AGM and Ordinary meeting at 7:30 pm on 11 November. The following is the webinar link:
Participants should be encouraged to register at least 30 minutes prior to 7.30 pm.
They will need to have their video and sound working on their computer.
During the webinar participants will be able to see and hear the presenters but not talk.
Feedback will be via a typed live chat (which has about a 20 second delay).
The webinar is scheduled to last at least one hour.
The AGM agenda and financial papers can be found here
The Minutes of the 2019 AGM are linked from the same page.
Please advise any apologies to
Please record your attendance by emailing your name to
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Following the AGM the presentation for the evening will be by long-term COG members
Peter Fullagar and Chris Davey titled “The Rodent eradication program on Lord Howe Island - the COG contribution”.
After many years of planning and delays baiting with the rodenticide Brodifacoum was successfully completed on Lord Howe Island during the winter of 2019.
The Canberra Ornithologists Group has been involved in the program since 2013. The Group has been responsible for the design and coordination of an annual survey of
the lowland land birds since that time. The aims of the survey have been to determine the effects of the baiting program on the terrestrial birds after the initial baiting regime and in the long-term.
The talk will discuss the problems associated with introduced rodents on islands, with examples of past successes and failures, how COG became involved, briefly introduce
the survey methodology and then present some preliminary results and implications for rodent control on other islands.