Colour banding birds

To: Night Parrot <>, "Birding-aus (E-mail)" <>
Subject: Colour banding birds
From: David Geering <>
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 09:27:48 +1000
I don't have time to address this right now.  Have spent the last two weeks
in the field and am leaving for another two weeks this afternoon.  I would
love to provide you with a fuller explanation but I just don't have time.  

This action is one endorsed by the national Recovery Effort and has NO
effect on the birds.  The total weight of four bands is about 0.25 grams.
There are plenty of Regents wearing these bands for 10 years or more.
Breeding success of banded birds is statistically the same as those without
bands.  We have a large number of sightings of banded birds well after
banding both near and away from the banding location.

Surely there is more to lose if we do not endeavour to learn as much as
possible about our declining and endangered birds.

Does birding-aus have a policy regarding e-mails from anonymous subscribers?
I, for one, would like to know who I am addressing.

David Geering
Regent Honeyeater Recovery Coordinator

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Night Parrot [SMTP:
> Sent: Thursday, 5 October 2000 23:01
> To:   ; 
> Subject:      RE: [BIRDING-AUS] Capertee Valley NSW - 30th Sept to 1st
> October 2000
> As Pauline Hanson said, Excuse me!  Please explain?
> How does four bands, (two on each leg) help an endangered bird like a
> Regent 
> Honeyeater to survive?
> What is the actual mortality rate (collateral damage)from banding birds?
> Cannon netting waders must really be good for them.   It must help them
> get 
> balance on their short quick flight to Siberia.   Or is it protective
> armour 
> for them when they fly through the hunting grounds of Asia.
> Am I missing something?   I suppose if banding helps birds, then when the 
> Night Parrot is found, we can expect a culling program that will really 
> excite em!
> Regards
> >From: David Geering <>
> >To: "Birding-aus (E-mail)" <>
> >Subject: RE: [BIRDING-AUS] Capertee Valley NSW - 30th Sept to 1st October
> >2000
> >Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 10:12:26 +1000
> >
> >Edwin posted his sightings to birding-aus about the Capertee Valley.
> There
> >are two things that I think need to be mentioned.
> >
> >The first is that there is accommodation in the valley that can be
> procured
> >for less than $55 a night and, in my humble opinion far superior to that
> >mentioned by Edwin.  The people offering this accommodation also actively
> >assist with the recovery effort for the Regent Honeyeater in the valley 
> >and,
> >again in my humble opinion, should be rewarded all things being equal
> (and
> >as I have said, they come out ahead anyway!).
> >
> >The colour-banded Regent that Edwin saw was probably banded by myself in 
> >the
> >valley this spring.  Unfortunately the details received are incomplete.
> >Could people seeing colour-banded Regents p[lease bear in mind that there
> >should be two bands on each leg.  A colour-band and a metal (silver) band
> >on
> >one leg and two colour bands on the other.  It is important to note which
> >legs the bands are on and which colour is above the other.  I am happy,
> >however, to receive all colour combinations regardless of whether they
> are
> >complete or not.
> >
> >Edwin, I would like details of the Satin Flycatcher, if possible, as
> there
> >are rare in the valley.
> >
> >Thanks to Judie Peet for sending this message to me, currently off
> >birding-aus while currently engaged in field work in the Capertee Valley.
> >
> >Cheers
> >
> >David Geering
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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