Declining birds on Moreton Island

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Subject: Declining birds on Moreton Island
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 22:43:33 +1000
Was talking to my dentist about Fraser Island, it being a favourite holiday
spot of his.  (Kill all the dingoes, was his preferred solution.)

He also spoke of Moreton Island and said that the only birds there now are
crows.   Why?  Because of the feral cat population.  He said, "Pull up
anywhere when you are driving on the island, and you'll see cat footprints
in the sand of the track."

He was, of course, referring only to land birds, and he is not a
bird-watcher, so I don't take the comment too literally, but can anyone on
birding-aus who visits Moreton Island fairly frequently, comment?

Syd Curtis in Brisbane 
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