resource for overseas and beginning birders

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Subject: resource for overseas and beginning birders
From: "Tom and Mandy Wilson" <>
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 21:32:58 +1000
This thread throws up an interesting dilemma - knowing the good spots to go is useful if one has limited time or a hard to find species in mind - but if we all start to target specific areas, and just those specific areas because they have a reputation, how many other potentially good spots will be lost because there is no data for them at the time the site is under threat, so there is nothing on which to base an argument? So seek and use information on good places to visit by all means (and I freely admit that I do), but also ensure you visit as many other places as possible and submit it to some source or another (even if it's only a trip report to Birding-Aus) - even if there is nothing there it could be useful data. Also, as one contributor to this thread observed, the birds aren't always in the desired place, so looking elsewhere for them may turn up dividends (think Grey Headed Lapwings and Red Legged Crakes.....)
Tom Wilson ===============================

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