birding-aus Rufous Scrub-bird - volunteers wanted

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Subject: birding-aus Rufous Scrub-bird - volunteers wanted
From: Birds Australia Hugo Phillips <>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 15:54:48 +1000
For your interest - a message from the Threatened Bird Network and the NSW


Rufous Scrub-bird Survey
Volunteers - we need your help!

Why a survey?
Observations indicate that the Rufous Scrub-bird's range has contracted,
that bird numbers have declined within their current range, and that the
RSB has become locally extinct in some areas, e.g. The Big Scrub.  Further
monitoring and evidence is urgently required as a prelude to effective
conservation management.

Survey location?
The beautiful World Heritage Central Eastern Australian Rainforest
Reserves, Barrington Tops to Border Ranges, NE NSW.  

The main survey will be October-December.  Major survey effort will occur
early October.

We require experienced birdwatchers as well as the less experienced. It is
proposed to have three teams of 8 with volunteers working in pairs. Those
with less experience will be paired with the more experienced.

Training will be provided to familiarise volunteers with the project, the
survey method and bird calls and behaviour.  

Depending on the survey site, but ranging from camping in NPs to caravan
parks and service cabins.

Petrol and some accommodation costs will be met by the NPWS.

Further information?
Andrew McIntyre, NPWS NSW, Northern Zone, PO Box 914, Coffs Harbour 2450,
ph. (02) 6659 8232, email <>; or The
Threatened Bird Network, 415 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East 3123, ph. (03)
9882 2622, email <>.

Thanks for your help!

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