Ibis aplenty

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Subject: Ibis aplenty
From: "Neville Schrader" <>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 16:49:25 +1100
With the flooding over the last few months the ibis have started breeding in the Booligal wetlands along with most (if not all) other waterbird species. The population of Straw-necked Ibis has been estimated at 50,000+ birds which along with the Macquarie Marshes possibly holds the majority of the Australian population. I haven't heard any reports for the Paroo, but I would think there is the possibility of breeding also. It marvellous that species can respond so quickly to such flood events.
If birdos wish to experience a once in a life time event, I would suggest they head out to Booligal. On Monday there was an extensive array of birds to be seen from the Cobb H'way.
Neville Schrader
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