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David Geering <>
Mon, 4 Dec 2000 09:22:42 +1100
Roy Sonnenburg lamented that there are birders out there not participating
in the Atlas. I have spoken to several birders about this and the reasons
why they don't participate is as varied as the people I question.
What I find interesting is the number of agency people, NSW NPWS instance,
that do not summit records to the Atlas. Some do, I know, but I am aware of
many that don't. I am surprised that the good folk at Birds Australia have
not made a concerted effort to enlist these people (I am making the
assumption that they haven't). Out here in the NSW Western Directorate
staff are getting out to areas where record sheets would be most valuable.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sonnenburg [SMTP:
> Sent: Monday, 4 December 2000 8:36
> To: Birding-aus
> Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Atlassing
> There are quite a few out there who are very experienced field observers,
> who spend time in the field and also record their sightings. This is
> where it ends!! No atlas forms!! This is really quite tragic for the
> Atlas as this data may never end up where it should and it could be quite
> vital in respect of the conservation of certain species of our native
> I know many people are out there religiously filling out forms and as a
> regional co-ordinator I am often snowed under. Keep up the great work! I
> ask those who are not completing atlas forms to please reconsider; the
> atlas needs your observations and expertise. So do the birds!!
> Roy Sonnenburg
> Q'ld Atlas Facilitator
> 07 32566952
> If you need Atlas info in Queensland please contact me, or elsewhere
> contact Birds Australia.
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