Northern Beaches Fairy-wren Survey

To: "'birdingaus aus'" <>
Subject: Northern Beaches Fairy-wren Survey
From: "Cas and Lisa Liber" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 17:36:34 +1000
Sounds great, 
Anyone see any petal carrying birds and if so what colour were te petals...
-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Ricki Coughlan
Sent: Monday, 24 September 2007 6:23 AM
To: birdingaus aus
Subject: Northern Beaches Fairy-wren Survey

Hi all

A quick note to let you all know that the Northern Beaches Fairy-wren Survey
weekend went over very well, with dozens participating in the surveys and
presentation night and plenty of excellent records.  
Everything went surprisingly smoothly, though we plan to examine the entire
process, outcomes and survey methodology to find ways that we can improve
things next year.

Almost everyone who participated on the teams was totally new to bird
watching. We also had a number of children and teenagers along. Given that
one of the main goals of the weekend was to get people out into nature who
normally might not do so makes the weekend an even greater success.

Some people got a trifle moist on one of the teams when it rained right at
the end of the survey period on Saturday. However, Sunday turned on
fantastic weather and plenty of excellent data were collected. We had a
great time with these delightful birds on my survey team. Most team members
were total novices but everyone was able to split the Variegated and Superb
Fairy-wrens by their appearance and calls by the time we had completed the

Thanks to Mia Dalby-Ball (Pittwater Council), John Gale, Marita Macrae,
Cathy Hemrey (Coastal Environment Centre), Kuringai National Park and all of
the people who took part.

Happy fairy-wrenning

Ricki Coughlan

Mb: 0400 436 910


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