UN, grey falcon

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Subject: UN, grey falcon
From: Goodfellow <>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 07:20:04 +0000
Hello All
A couple of issues:

As some of you know I'm on a website for natural history and cultural 
tourism called Earthfoot.  There are about 135 hosts, some of us birding 
guides, in 44 countries. 

Last week Jim Conrad the director received notification from the United 
Nations (Department
of Social and Economic Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development, 
Small Island Developing States Unit) that EarthFoot will be featured on 
their website as an "Ecotourism Success Story." Once the page is online 
it will be available at, at the link "SIDS Ecotourism 
Success Stories." As my site I'm told, receives more hits than most there 
is a good chance that Australian and Top End birds will be highlighted.

Consequently I want to write an article highlighting the role that 
birdwatching can play in channeling income to indigenous people (I've 
seen how it can work among my own relatives for instance).  I have a few 
statistics on American and British birders, my postgrad. sociological 
research on a related topic (now a few years old), and my own experiences 
over twenty years, but would be most grateful for URLS of websites that 
might help or any other information. 

2. Niven, I tried to email you on a number of occasions unsucessfully.  
In reply to your suggestion that I confused Brown Falcon with Grey Falcon 
- the latter is a bird I know reasonably well, having spent some months 
as a biological consultant in the Victoria River region, and a couple of 
years doing similar work in the vicinity of Fountainhead, Douglas River 
and Mt Todd.  

At the first site my field assistants and I saw this species almost daily 
often at very close quarters, and I saw it quite often at the other sites 
as well.


Denise Goodfellow  (Lawungkurr Maralngurra)

Follow these direct links to my work on the web:
Four Short Stories

Birds of Darwin Sketches

Birding & Natural History in the Far North

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