Fw: [Birding-Aus] Number of Birders in Australia

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Subject: Fw: [Birding-Aus] Number of Birders in Australia
From: "Myles" <>
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 13:09:06 +1000
Dear Carl and Members,

On the thread of "the number of birders in Australia", this has been a topic of interest to me for a long time because I keep seeing more and more new publications popping up in the local bookshop and now even on the counter of AusPost post offices!!

Each time I go to my local library, I scan the appropriate shelves for bird books (because I'm curious), and there are plenty of old, middle aged, and new bird related books. So I guess there are a lot of people who read them or they would not be on the list of topics that the library administrators deem worth holding?

I wonder if any academic people on this list can recall seeing any research work that contains birder related statistics as part of the justification etc for their work.

Perhaps some government department members could point us to some of their birder statistics produced as part of their ecological or political activities.

And then there is the tourism industry. Surely there are some birding related statistics out there somewhere, otherwise I wonder how the many bird related tourist guide businesses can front up to their bank every so often with documentation for appropriate "support"?

So, in order to get some real meaty birding related figures for this group, I'm happy to gather info offline, and produce a summary for general consumption!

In the mean time I'll try to get bird book loan statistics from my library!


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