Number of birdwatchers in Australia

To: "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: Number of birdwatchers in Australia
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 10:16:07 +1100
Interesting that you mention cars.  I was going to reply to Kurtis
(quoted below) that it's probably asking too much to expect everyone to
know too much about birds.  I was going to say that these same kids
might very well know every car model they see, or can name every AFL
player for the last few seasons.  I'd be happy if someone could describe
a Rosella or Lorikeet as a small parroty thing.

Everyone wants their favorite thing in the curriculum, but they can't
all fit.  Why birds?  Why not mammals, or fish or insects, or stamps or
coins or Australian history?  All are important, but noone can know
about them all.  I think the best thing is to simply make the
information easily available and answer any questions asked, as Kurtis
does. Then those who are interested will respond.

Peter Shute (who's never really been able to tell a Ford from a Holden
without reading the name)

 wrote on Monday, 5 March 2007 8:39 PM:

> tow path. It was early Spring and Spring was early and warm
> that year , consequently most trees were in leaf and it
> suddently occured to me that I knew most of the car models
> that were on the road and those of the preceding 20 years but
> not a single tree! OK I might know the Oak and the Sycamore,
> ________________________________
> From:  on behalf of Kurtis Lindsay
> Sent: Mon 5/03/2007 8:01 PM To: Birding Aus
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Number of birdwatchers in Australia
> often get the reply " I never knew that" and I think to my
> self, if they can't tell a Rosella from a Lorikeet then what
> DO they know about nature and their local natural
> environment? (9/10 times it is a big fat 0).

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