Re: Wetland bird counters / atlassers wanted

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Subject: Re: Wetland bird counters / atlassers wanted
From: "Karen Pearson" <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 18:06:43 +1100

>Hi all -
>A message to anybody in or close to Victoria who likes to visit wetlands
>(and maybe do some atlassing) -
>The Victorian Dept of Natural Resources & Environment (NRE) is holding its
>annual Summer Waterfowl Count between 27 February and 7 March this year.
>One purpose of the count is to identify, immediately prior to the opening
>of the duck hunting season, those wetlands which hold numbers of threatened
>species such as Freckled Ducks, so that they may be closed to hunting.


Having been involved in two duck rescuing seasons previously at Lake Cowal
in NSW I'd like to just say what an absolute shameful carry on the duck
shooting season is.  An abomination.

I've seen enough shot Freckled ducks and a multitude of other non-game or
protected species to last me a life time !     Just when I was getting to
really like Victoria  :(

Just my two-cents
Karen Pearson
Hampton, Victoria.

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