Australian Bustard and the Atlas

To: "Peter Crow" <>
Subject: Australian Bustard and the Atlas
From: "John Walter" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2001 16:45:32 +1000
Peter Crow wrote

> I think, although i have no way of backing this up, that the change of
> methodology is probably having an effect on the numbers of Emu and Bustard
> recorded..  On a number of trips I have seen numerous Emus and Bustards
> never made an atlas sheet.
> Occasionally I would complete an incidental report for one or the other
and if
> they were within an area I selected to do a 2 hectre of larger survey they
> would be included.
> Overall I think I've only recorded 25% of both species I've seen on
> trips.
> regards  Peter

 I could not agree more, this has been my experience also. We have started
doing incidentals for both species.
Cheers John

John & Ruth Walter
Pittsworth SE Qld
27 43 31S  151 38 03E

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