Cheetham Salt Suspends All Birdwatching Activities in the Saltfields

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Subject: Cheetham Salt Suspends All Birdwatching Activities in the Saltfields
From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 00:06:36 +1100
Here is a disturbing message I just received from Birdpedia. I don't know the source, but assume it was a general media release. I wonder what prompted it? Sad news for the many birdwatchers who monitor these areas. Let's hope that Cheetham Salt at least continues to open its property to formal periodic shorebird counts, etc. They are a vital part of building the body of knowledge of our birdlife.

As of Monday, January 12, 2009 all birdwatching and similar activites within the Cheetham Salt - Dry Creek Saltfields and the Price Saltfields, will be suspended until further notice pending the outcome of liability and risk assessments of the sites.

This ban may also apply to other Cheetham properties throughout Australia.


Russell Woodford
Birding-Aus List Owner

Geelong   Victoria   Australia


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