I have a similar dilemma as I found the only specimen of the Vanuatu Petrel
ever found in Australia and it constitutes the only record for Australia so
can I tick it? It was found dead on the roadside north of Port Macquarie.
The only Blue Petrel that I have seen was dead on a beach so it is,
similarly, not generally considered tickable. It doesn't really bother me
as I am not a lister and although I enjoy seeing new species of birds I
don't really know what my life total is.
Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Birding-wildlife Guide
| PO Box 63 Coutts Crossing NSW 2460
| 02 6649 3153 | 0429 601 960
From: Laurie Knight
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2014 9:57 PM
To: Carl Clifford
Cc: Birding Aus
Subject: An unfortunate way to tick a Frogmouth
That depends on what rules you have established for your patch list. Bear
in mind, that list rules, like national constitutions, can have amendments.
On 9 Jun 2014, at 7:04 pm, Carl Clifford <> wrote:
I have a guest for the night, a young Tawny Frogmouth which was hit by a
car on the road outside the house. I have rung WIRES, and they are trying
to get here tonight, otherwise, if it lasts the night, I will take it to
the vet in the morning. It is the first TF I have seen on my local patch,
but have a bit of a moral dilemma as to whether I can tick him.
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