FW: Socioeconomic impact of vagrant Aleutian Terns in Australia

Hopefully the Aleutian terns are still around for the Great Backyard Bird Count during February 16-19 – it would be nice to get them on the Aus list.

Regards, Laurie.

> On 1 Feb 2018, at 1:17 pm, Peter Shute < pshute@nuw.org.au> wrote:
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> Peter Shute
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> —–Original Message—–
> From: Corey Callaghan [

> One of my research interests is quantifying and demonstrating the economic impact of us birders, because ultimately this needs to be balanced against environmental threats that destroy bird habitats, such as development. This is a difficult task – especially when it comes to pulsed and incredibly unpredictable vagrant bird sightings! I have recently studied this aspect in one instance in the United States and you can read more about that here:
newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/science-tech/bird-bush-worth-223851-hand.
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> Luckily, the Aleutian Terns first found at Old Bar by Liam Murphy have been long-staying and obliging for many Australian birders. Richard Kingsford, Ian Benson, myself, and others are interested in quantifying the socioeconomic impact of the long-staying Aleutian Terns at Old Bar, NSW.
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> We are using a survey to collect sociodemographic variables of birders who went to see the birds.
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> The link is here: goo.gl/forms/OS41U2VLlimvS3Hw1
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> I ask that if you saw the terns at Old Bar if you would please consider taking the survey. It only takes less than 10 minutes and is completely anonymous. It would certainly help my research! Further, please share with your birding networks, as we hope to capture as many people as possible who went and saw the birds.
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> Any questions, feel free to email me at c.callaghan@unsw.edu.au c.callaghan@unsw.edu.au> .
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> Thank you in advance!
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> Corey
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> P.S. I thank those who have already seen and partook in the survey!
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