LIV. PLAINS THIS WEEKEND (18th-20th Jan. 2002)

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Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 10:29:36 +1100



A Birds Australia project funded by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) and the Threatened Species Network (TSN)


18th-20th January

This weekends survey will occur in the north-western to north-eastern section of the Liverpool Plains from Gunnedah, Kelvin, Leard SF, Vickery SF, across to Carroll and Somerton SF.  We will be surveying areas of private and public land, focussing our survey sites in areas where a local PhD student has been examining the the effects of tree health and dieback.

For those who are keen campers, myself and other volunteers will camp at a property 'Little Rock' at Kelvin which is ~19km north of Gunnedah on Friday and Saturday night, arriving at the property at 4pm on Friday.  The camp area is a dam on the property which is nestled amongst a small ridge and surrounded by dense woodland vegetation.  Those interested in camping should let me know and we can arrange a time and place to meet.


The fieldwork involves surveying areas of private and/or public lands using the Birds Australia Atlas methods, either 2-hectare/20 minute searches or 500 metre area searches. Volunteers will also be required to complete Atlas Habitat Data sheets. Conditions will more than likely be warm to hot, & volunteers will need to wear appropriate clothing. Some experience with identifying woodland birds likely to occur in the region by oral and visual means would obviously be an advantage. A Global Positioning System (GPS) would also be an advantage. Enthusiasm is essential. 

For further details or to register your interest please contact:

Peter A. Ekert
Birds Australia Project Co-ordinator
(Liverpool Plains Woodland Bird Project (North NSW))
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
(Monitoring Rufous Scrub-birds in North-east NSW)
The Wetlands Centre Project Officer
(Wetlands Site Management Plan)
The Wetlands Centre
PO Box 292
Ph. 02 49516466     Mob.  0410566104     Fax.  02 49501875
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