Re: birding-aus Magpie Geese in Victoria (Aust.)

To: Richard Dilena <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Magpie Geese in Victoria (Aust.)
From: "Merrilyn Serong" <>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 1999 13:38:18 +1100

Richard Dilena wrote:

> birding-aus
> Anthea Fleming wrote:
> "There used to be some Magpie Geese at Serendip (near You Yangs Vic.)
> This property was used as a wildlife research establishment , maybe
> still is."
> On few occasions last summer, paddocks surrounding Serendip had varying
> numbers of Magpie Geese on them. I haven't seen any this year, although I am
> rarely out that way at the moment.  In regards to wether it is still a
> research establishment, they were carrying out a breeding program with
> Brolgas and also with Aust. Bustard until recently - not sure of present
> situation though.

  At Serendip yesterday there were large numbers of free-flying Magpie Geese and
Cape Barren Geese.  There were also both Brolgas and Bustards in the breeding


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