Birding site?

To: "'Birding Aus'" <>
Subject: Birding site?
From: "Richard Nowotny" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2012 01:20:04 +1100
I quite like the concept of a birding "precinct" - larger than a birding
site, but smaller than a birding region.

Interesting to read that the WTP is larger than Cocos Is, similar size to

May be information of interest/assistance to potential visitors to the WTP
(both Australian and international) - gives a good sense of its size, ie
much more extensive than most people's preconceptions of the typical sewage
treatment plant.




-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of John Harris
Sent: Sunday, 2 December 2012 10:17 PM
To: Laurie Knight
Cc: Birding Aus
Subject: Tern! Tern! Tern! (to misquote Pete Seeger)


Gee Lozza,

Spoilt sport :-) but you do make a good point about what defines a site. As
for the size of the WTP, Melbourne Water publications state that it is
approximately the same size as Malta. From memory, that makes it larger than
Cocos Island.

John Harris

Owner - Wildlife Experiences




On Dec 2, 2012 9:56 PM, "Laurie Knight" < <>
> wrote:


> Thanks for that Richard.  Your post raises an interesting question as 

> to what is a birding site?  Is the WTP a birding site, a series of 

> birding sites or a birding precinct?

> There is clearly a question of scale involved.  Where do you draw the 

> line for a site?  Is it the limit of sight at a defined point?  I 

> would have thought the Borrow Pits would constitute a site.  The WTP 

> would have to contain a dozen or more birding sites.  Perhaps it is 

> comparable in size to the Cocos Islands.

> Regards, Laurie.


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