resource for overseas and beginning birders

To: "John Leonard" <>
Subject: resource for overseas and beginning birders
From: "Dave Torr" <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 14:48:57 +1000
Sounds a good idea - often get overseas visitors with unrealistic
expectations of what they might see. (And I have certainly had similar
unrealistic expectations when visiting other countries on occasion because
field guides cannot always represent enough information.)

On 30/07/07, John Leonard <> wrote:
> I'm thinking of a resource for overseas birders and beginning birders in
> Australia.
> It would a colour-coded list of Australian bird species to be used in
> conjunction with the distribution maps in field-guides, which would
> categorise species under heading such as:
> within range, common and easily found in semi-natural and natural
> habitats;
> within range, fairly common and fairly easily found in natural habitats;
> within range, found only in specific natural habitats;
> restricted range or remote inland range, requires visits to specific areas
> of the country or remote inland areas, occurrence may depend on good
> rains,
> good condition of country, pure luck;
> pelagic species unlikely to be seen from land, will require attendance on
> pelagic trips off specific coasts (eg SE NSW, SW WA);
> vagrant sp, likely to seen only very rarely, or as part of a 'twitch'
> based
> on specific information
> There would also be notes to spp where necessary, giving extra
> information.
> I know that when I was starting bird-watching (in both UK and Aus) I would
> have been grateful for this information, as the field guides either didn't
> seem to give this information, or seemed to imply that certain spp were
> commoner than I found them to be.
> Do other people think this would be a useful idea?
> --
> John Leonard
> Canberra
> Australia
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