Attracting birds with calls

To: "Tony Russell" <>
Subject: Attracting birds with calls
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 16:51:21 +1000
Yes, you must ask what it is that you are indeed collecting.

On Saturday, January 13, 2007, at 03:21  PM, Tony Russell wrote:

Or collecting train and bus numbers ??

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of L&L Knight
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2007 3:37 PM
To: 'birding-aus'
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Attracting birds with calls

I don't believe that the pelagic chummers are disturbing widely ranging
sea birds nearly a tenth as much as people who incessantly play
territorial and breeding calls to draw out terrestrial birds.  The
latter have definite territories that are definitely encroached on, and
there have been reports of the impacts of excessive "taping" on the
behaviour of such birds, including particularly sensitive species like
bristlebirds and scrubbirds in various forums, including this one.  As
such, I think the impacts of taping are not limited to exposing birds
to possible predation [the subject of Bob's post] but also include
longer lasting behavioural impacts.

I for one, do not think it would be acceptable to interfere with the
breeding activity of an Eastern Bristlebird [a species that I have yet
to see] simply so that I can enter a tick on my spreadsheet.  In some
respects, ticking birds that have been lured in through the use of
breeding calls is a bit like ticking birds in aviaries ;)

Regards, Laurie.


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