Add to that the contribution of bad birder (and photographer) behaviour at the
Red Goshawk site at Mararanka. Such behaviour also led to the exclusion of
birders from Leanyer Sewage Ponds.
Denise Lawungkurr Goodfellow
PO Box 71
Darwin River, NT, Australia 0841
043 8650 835
PhD candidate, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.
Founding Member: Ecotourism Australia
Nominated by Earthfoot for Condé Nast’s International Ecotourism Award, 2004.
With every introduction of a plant or animal that goes feral this continent
becomes a little less unique, a little less Australian.
On 11 Aug 2015, at 10:25 am, Carl Clifford <> wrote:
> While the Night Parrot is undoubtedly, the Holy Grail of Australian (and
> probably international) birders, we should do the right thing and not attempt
> either find it, or if a population is found to be on an accessible site, not
> attempt to "tick" it. Birders have been a significant factor in the decline
> of a number of bird species world wide , e.g. Gurneys Pitta and Bornean
> Ground Cuckoo, in what had previously been significant locations for these
> So, for the Ground Parrot's sake leave it alone. One less tick won't kill you.
> Carl Clifford
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