Re: birding-aus Promotion of Twitchathons

To: <>, "Atzeni, Michael" <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Promotion of Twitchathons
From: "EDWIN VELLA" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 18:37:53 +1100
I agree with Michael that we should promote more on Twitchathons/birding to
the wider community. The whole bird week should be promoted every year.
Perhaps Birds Australia could air a commercial raising public awareness
towards bird Conservation. Birds are said to be our indicators for the
environment after all. There is no doubt that Birding is a growing hobby in
Australia. Ofcourse, the more we publicise it, the more birdo's we have.
Over the years I have encountered a number of birdo's in the field who are
not a member of any club and who are interested in joining one, so I promote
them the club I am in (namely, the CBOC). I wonder how many Australians
actually partcipate in birding? (I believe It would be atleast 2000 people
throughout Australia).  Birding can also contribute greatly to tourism in
Australia. I am sure there is alot of potential to convert many others (of
various age groups) into the great hobby of birding. I certainly was.



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