Declining birds on Moreton Island

To: Syd Curtis <>
Subject: Declining birds on Moreton Island
From: Laurie & Leanne Knight <>
Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 19:02:31 +1000
Syd Curtis wrote:
> 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?

There are plenty of bird species on Moreton Syd.

It is just that the crows are so noxiously evident that your friend
can't see the pigeons for the crows ...

[Don't worry, the beach thick knees are still there].

Regards, Laurie.

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