resource for overseas and beginning birders

To: "'Greg'" <>
Subject: resource for overseas and beginning birders
From: "Paul Dodd" <>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 15:19:45 +1000
Hi Greg,

As Dave says, Chiltern puts out a good brochure too.

I think that the local brochures and local contact at information centres
are absolutely essential. However, in most cases you need to go to the
location to pick up a brochure. In my mind I had thought that if there was
some way to gather all that information into one location (be it a book or a
database) it would be beneficial. Oftentimes Ruth and I chat about where we
should go in upcoming weekends - generally we choose a *region* because
we've heard something about it - for example, the Chiltern area because we'd
read about it in Sean Dooley's book; and Mildura and Hattah-Kulkyne because
a colleague of Ruth's mentioned it. It's not much good turning up in Mildura
and hoping to see birds, though! What we find we need is a list of sites
within a region that are "good" spots for birding - preferably with
potential species that can be encountered there. In recent times I tend to
get that information by posting a request on birding-aus and then collating
the various responses.

I guess that I'm just trying to systemise the process and organise the data
- a side-effect of working in the computer software and database business!


-----Original Message-----
From: Greg  
Sent: Tuesday, 31 July 2007 11:16 AM
To: Dave Torr; Paul Dodd
Cc: Birding-aus
Subject: resource for overseas and beginning birders

There are a number of bird route brochures available for various parts of 
New South Wales (Barraba, Tamworth, Coffs Harbour, Clarence Valley etc.) and

these would go some way to fill the gap.

Greg Clancy

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