To: "Peter Shute" <>, "BIRDING-AUS" <>
Subject: BA and BOCA
From: "Tim Dolby" <>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 14:41:10 +1100
Hi Peter et al,

It's nice to see that the birding (aus) community is showing such a positive 
interest in birds. Peter Shute asked about Birds Australia and BOCA, and what 
they do. Here is a bit of a rundown about Birds Australia.

Birds Australia began life as the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union 
(RAOU) in 1901. We thought that title was a bit of a mouthful, so now we call 
ourselves Birds Australia. BA is dedicated to the conservation, study and 
enjoyment of Australia's native birds and their habitats. BA's web site is

Birds Australia represents Australian birdlife on a national and international 
stage, working with scientists, wildlife managers, landholders and nature 
lovers across the continent to study, monitor and protect our native birds and 
their natural habitats. Birds Australia is currently working on a wide range of 
Research and Conservation Projects see:

These include:

· Atlas of Australian Birds
· Birdata
· Bird Monitoring in NRM Regions
· Birds on Cotton Farms Project
· Broome Shorebird Disturbance Monitoring
· Carnabys Cockatoo Recovery Project
· Cheetham Wetlands Project 2
· Cowra Woodland Birds Program
· Identification of Important Shorebird Habitat
· Important Bird Areas (IBA) Project
· Management of Yellow Chat (Capricorn) habitats and identification of range on 
the mainland
· Nest Record Scheme (NRS)
· NRM Bird-monitoring project
· North Head Bird Survey Project
· Oil Spill Response Atlas Project
· Orange-bellied Parrot mainland habitat research project
· Promoting Coexistence between Recreationists and Beach-Nesting Birds
· A Review of Shorebirds, Their Threats and Management Needs in Tasmania
· Threatened Bird Network (Victorian TBN Activities include Helmeted 
Honeyeater, Hooded Plover, Painted Snipe, Superb Parrot surveys and recovery).
· West Australia Hooded Plover Project,
· You Yangs Boneseed Control

Support to is vital to Birds Australia. Without it the organisation cannot 
afford to carry out this work, finding our why birds are in decline, and then 
advising on and implementing practical and sustainable conservation solutions. 
By becoming a Birds Australia member you are adding your voice to all those who 
care for our natural environment.

The benefits of membership:

· The award-winning free quarterly membership magazine Wingspan
· Discounted subscription to our ornithological journal Emu
· Access to reserves at Gluepot and Newhaven
· Discounts on accommodation, education courses and tours
· The knowledge that you are helping us in our vital work conserving birdlife 
across the continent

Birds Australia also has a strong regional presence. There are the regional 
newsletters with local information on how and where to see wildlife and how to 
get involved. There are the regional group activities. In Victoria BA organises 
the BA Vic Port Fairy pelagic boat trip, campouts and favourite birding spot 
day trips, surveys (such as Rushworth Banding Project, Devilbend, Eastern 
Treatment Plant, Trust For Nature), speaker nights and is linked to the 
Victoria Wader Study Group (VWSG). The Victorian regional group web page lists 
many of these activities. See In Victoria and NSW 
Birds Australia (in conjunction with Eremaea Birds) organises the Birdline 
Victoria see

Please note that BA National Office will be moving to the Green Building 60 
Leicester St Carlton, Vic in late February 2007. To contact BA:

Toll free 1300 730 075
Phone: (03) 9882 2622
Fax: (03) 9882 2677

Let me know if you have any other questions.


Tim Dolby

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