Cannon Netting Poll

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Subject: Cannon Netting Poll
From: "Kolibri Expeditions" <>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 01:02:14 -0500
Not taking any position in the issue of which I have no experience (but I do
have trust in people who carries out ringing research generally).....
Birds will come back if the feeding conditions are ideal, just as they would
come back to an area where the Perigrine Falcon hunts. The migrating birds
are not programmed to avoid areas where predetors occur, since the predators
occur where the birds are, and the birds are where the food is, and so
The statistical risk of being cought by a Peregrine or hurt by a Cannon net
is minimal compared to the advantage of a large food supply...
My 2 cents.

Gunnar Engblom
Kolibri Expeditions,
Lima, Peru
Birdwatching in South America

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De: Tracey Austin <>
Para:  <>
Fecha: Domingo, 04 de Marzo de 2001 11:45 p.m.
Asunto: [BIRDING-AUS] Cannon Netting Poll

>Hello again birding friends
>I strongly disagree with cannon netting and concur with remarks by Peter
>Cheuwon.  If I see a large flock of waders i am very careful who I tell. I
>don't want to associate with cannon netters and I fear some will try and
>catch or band our birds!
>I cant imagine what happens to them after they have been cannon netted.  We
>know a swamp nearby where large flocks of Black-tailed Godwits congregate
>this time of the year. Would they come back to the same place if they were
>cannon netted or would they be frightened off to a less favorable place
>never to return?
>Tracey Austin
>Via Katherine NT
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