Re: Jack Barkla's 700

Subject: Re: Jack Barkla's 700
From: "Frank O'Connor" <>
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2003 18:28:05 +0800
At 19:19 01/08/2003 +1000, John Barkla wrote:
Jack Barkla has achieved his cherished ambition of seeing 700 bird
species in Australia.  He set himself the target of getting there before
he turns 80, which will happen on 14 November this year.


(2)     number 696 - Kalkadoon Grasswren.  This bird proved to be ...

What is the officially accepted list for Tony Palliser's web site? I thought that it was still the Christidis & Boles (1994) list?

I am on 697, and have been waiting for the new list, as I expect to add 5 or 6 splits and lose 1 or 2 lumps. A slightly easier way to reach 700 by sitting in my armchair!!

(4)     number 698  - Chestnut-backed Button-quail.  This ...

This is an unusual sighting. Certainly suitable habitat. I have flushed Brown Quail in this area quite a few times. This sighting should be fully documented. Can you Atlas the record and complete an URRF?

Frank O'Connor           Birding WA
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