Re: coordination of unusual observations

To: (Steve Taylor)
Subject: Re: coordination of unusual observations
From: Hugo Phillipps <>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 16:04:32
Steve -

At 14:08 23/09/1998 +1100, you wrote:
>     Who are the various contacts for coordination of unusual observations 
>     such as rare birds or those observed beyond their normal range.

These can be recorded as incidental sightings on an Birds Australia Atlas
form.  For more info contact Andrew Silcocks at the address or contact
numbers below or at <>

Records of birds which are on the Birds Australia Rarities Committee (BARC)
Review List should also be submitted to BARC.  It is highly desirable that
accepted records are also published in an appropriate journal.  You can
receive a copy of the BARC Review List and submission guidelines from David
Eades, BARC Secretary, at the address or contact numbers below or at
<> marked 'Attention David Eades' in the subject area.

Reports of birds that are not on the BARC Review List may still be of great
interest in a state or regional context.  If these are recorded on the
Atlas forms the information should still flow through to state or regional
bird groups, and to state fauna databases.  Unusual records for the Atlas
should be picked up either by Atlas regional organisers or by the national
coordinators here, and may require additional identification details.

It is obviously desirable for people seeing birds out of their normal range
to be aware of the need to record sufficiently detailed field notes to
confirm the sighting.

Regards,  Hugo.

Hugo Phillipps,
Birds Australia Conservation & Liaison,
Australian Bird Research Centre,
415 Riversdale Road,
Hawthorn East, VIC 3123, Australia.
Tel: (03) 9882 2622. Fax: (03) 9882 2677.
O/s: +61 3 9882 2622. Fax: +61 3 9882 2677.
Email: <>
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