Bird Threats List

Subject: Bird Threats List
From: "Marilyn Davis" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 15:36:12 +0800
Hello again

Thank you for your reply Terry. The logic of listing artesian bore capping as a threat to birds is simply this. While natural swamps and wetlands were drained and reclaimed for agriculture, almost simultaneously the development of flowing artesian bores provided an alternative refuge for many birds. Although undoubtedly artesian bore drains and swamps are artificial, they now play a most important role in providing outback drought refuge sites for many waterbirds that have lost their natural habitat through other development.

And thank you for your comments also Michael. Have you considered joining the communist party? They probably need someone with a bit of fire in the belly to counter that (redhead). It may be a little too complex for some to understand, but if you destroy all the drought refuge sites, then many waterbirds will have nowhere else to go during a drought. Therefore the way we see it, the capping of outback flowing bores is a potentially destructive process to birds.

And hello to you also Scott. Excuse my ignorance but what is "Yellow Journalism"? Let me have a guess! Is it a system of journalism where the author is shot when they write something that the authority does not agree with?

Bye for now


From: "Terry Pacey" <>
Reply-To: "Terry Pacey" <>
To: "Marilyn Davis" <>, "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Re:[BIRDING-AUS] Bird Threats List
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 15:34:04 +1000

I fail to see how the capping of bores and the subsequent drying of bore
drains can be listed as a threat to birds.

Surely these drains having been provided by humans (the dreaded graziers)
and the drying up of these drains is merely returning the status quo that
existed before white settlement.  A similar "threat" would be the
re-forestation of cleared land which has encouraged the spread of many seed

Terry Pacey

now residing at:

Gold Coast
South-east Queensland.

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