Re: shorebird research

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Subject: Re: shorebird research
From: Peter Jacoby <>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 13:53:42 +0800

        I was surprised by this forum's apparent lack of interest in the
recent alarming UNSW research finding that shorebird numbers (both of
resident and migratory species) have declined by 75% over the last 25
years. [1]

        Should we accept this gloomy picture or was the surveying perhaps
inadequate to be able to make such a bold statement? Certainly,
recent summer wader numbers are much lower at sites around Perth, eg
Alfred Cove and Rottnest Island than they used to be & this is
confirmed by Birds Australia counts. Has a decline been noted at
well-documented wader hotspots such as Roebuck Bay and Cairns

 Peter Jacoby



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