State of Australia's 'at-risk' birds

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Subject: State of Australia's 'at-risk' birds
From: John Tongue <>
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 12:18:01 +1000
Hi all,
Some may have seen the reports in some of the mainstream media (at least the 
Age and Sydney Morning Herald) last week about the dire state of many of our 
Australian birds.  These articles were reporting on an international Conference 
held in Canada looking at the state of the world's birds.

The articles stated that we currently have 20 "Birds" (it sometimes referred to 
species, but was sometimes more vague than that), which are presently listed as 
Critically Endangered.  Could anyone tell me which those 
species/sub-species/races are, and on which list I can find them?  The only 
list I've been able to find has 6 avian taxa (species or subspecies) listed for 
Australia, though contacts have referred me to others which may list up to 10.  
If the figure of 20 is correct, then the situation is even more serious than 
had been presumed (which is certainly bad enough), and the RATE of decline is 
especially alarming.

Thanks in advance for any advice and assistance people can give.

John Tongue
Ulverstone, Tas.

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