A Regent Honeyeater

Subject: A Regent Honeyeater
From: "Carmel Flint" <>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 09:11:21 +1000
Hi all,

Thanks Shirley for passing this information on to the list.  

This is an example of the sort of damage that is being done to threatened 
habitat throughout the State as a result of the NSW Governments failure to 
logging on private land in NSW.  Similar horrifying examples have also been 
recently in other parts of the State, including intensive logging of rainforest 
oldgrowth on private land in northern NSW, and logging of riparian vegetation 
in River 
Red Gum forests of south-western NSW.

A strong Code of Practice for logging on private land in NSW is urgently needed 
- at 
least 4 million hectares of forests and woodlands are at issue.

For more information on this issue, see 
and consider spending just one minute of your time to send an email to the 
Premier of 
NSW from that website asking for the urgent introduction of some rules for 
private land 
logging in NSW.

Carmel Flint

From:                   "Shirley Cook" <>
To:                     "Messages Birding-aus" <>
Date sent:              Tue, 23 May 2006 14:28:00 +1000
Subject: A Regent Honeyeater

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Dear all,

On Sunday last, a group from Armidale did a long day trip to cover
"our" usual Regent Honeyeater sites west of Armidale for the national
search days. A single bird was seen at one of the best known sites, a
Travelling Stock Reserve near Coonoor Rd turn-off, west of Bundarra.

When we arrived at the last site for the day outside the eastern edge
of Linton Nature Reserve we were horrified to find that over thirty
large Eucalyptus sideroxylons (Mugga Ironbarks) had been felled very
recently in what appeared to be quite a professional operation.  One
tree in particular had to be several hundred years old with a stump
measuring at least a meter and a half in diameter - it was hollow.
There were a couple of piles of logs waiting for collection but the
rest of the site was littered with the debris of sawdust and stripped
bark, "useless" limbs, and branches broken off by falling trees.

It is not the first time that we have found evidence of stolen
ironbarks but this was the biggest haul that we had encountered.  "The
authorities" have been informed but methinks one should not hold one's
breath waiting for someone to be prosecuted for this environmental

Shirley Cook
Birds Australia - Northern NSW Group 


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