I agree - there are so many "public" sources of data that it is unlikely
that government departments monitor them all (if any!). One day maybe all
the systems will talk to each other, but BirdingAus is not even a sightings
database so would be very hard to determine that species x was seen in grid
ref y from BA - only the various databases record that amount of data.
On 21 April 2010 17:00, Grahame Rogers <> wrote:
> As I understand it, DERM tend to use their own database Wildnet. I suspect
> they are too understaffed to monitor other databases.
> Wildnet is available for public access at
> but I do not know how you get information on to it.
> The Birds Australia Atlas ia a database that is often referenced. I suggest
> you send your onservations as incidental records to the Atlas. To register
> and use it:
> Grahame Rogers
> On 21/04/2010 4:28 PM, Greg Roberts wrote:
>> I discovered this morning that all the tall grassland on two of the four
>> sites where I have found Eastern Grass-Owl on the Sunshine Coast in recent
>> months have been razed by local sugarcane farmers. I assume this is
>> part-and-parcel of the usual farming cycle, but it's pretty unsettling all
>> the same. These areas also had King Quail, large numbers of species such
>> Tawny Grassbird and Buff-banded Rail, and they attracted plenty of good
>> raptors such as Spotted Harrier and Australian Hobby.
>> It occurred to me that there are no reserves anywhere in southeast
>> Queensland that protect this kind of habitat.
>> It also raised questions in my mind about the role of the state
>> in protecting rare wildlife. Since I moved to the coast from Brisbane last
>> year, I have reported new sites for the endangered Black-breasted
>> Button-quail and Ground Parrot on Birding-Aus and in other public forums,
>> along with records for rarities such as Marbled Frogmouth and Eastern
>> Owl. Yet I have not once been contacted by the state government officers
>> responsible for wildlife protection, or by the Sunshine Coast Regional
>> Council. I assume that in Queensland, the authorities do not bother to
>> monitor these forums. I wonder if this is the case in other states?
>> Should it be our responsibility to report these things to government
>> authorities? I would have thought not, provided they are published
>> Greg Roberts
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