RFI: Pink Robin image

A requests for photographers.

I am seeking a suitable image of a Pink Robin to use in a talk on Strzelecki Warm Temperate Rainforest later this year.

Ideally the image would be near full-frame and show a male if possible…

Would those people with such images and who happy to share for use (talk to . . . → Read More: RFI: Pink Robin image

Scamming?

Peter, Carol, This is a similar one I got in June. I don’t know that there is a negative effect for the recipient. I added the link to my website and noticed a spike in page views but beyond that no problem I am aware of. Should I be looking out for something more sinister? . . . → Read More: Scamming?

Pelagic from Port MacDonnell on 17 September

We have several spots available on this trip. Contact me directly if you would like to join us. Cost is $140 a head and includes BBQ lunch plus coffee, tea etc. Colin.

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Last Chance to See ?

If infection and inbreeding are major problems, I’m not sure if the time when OBPs only survive as aviary birds will be very long.

Peter Shute

> —–Original Message—– > From: Birding-Aus [? > > If you haven’t already seen it, there is a write-up in the Fairfax media of the > rear guard campaign . . . → Read More: Last Chance to See ?

Not good news for many bird species in Central America

Climate change and habitat conversion combine to homogenise nature – see www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170818092147.htm

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Vale Evan Thomas

I saw on Twitter that Evan Thomas of Barham, NSW, died at the age of 91 recently. Evan had the most incredible collection of waterbird slides taken during the 70s and 80s. Evan and fellow-birdwatcher Peter Disher spent days and days wearing waders wandering around the riverine swamps of the Murray River. His slides show . . . → Read More: Vale Evan Thomas

SOSSA doubleheader out of Kiama, 26th/27th August.

Hi everyone,

There are still 3 places available for Saturday and 2 for Sunday.

The trips leave Kiama Harbour at 7.30am and return around 4pm: 26th August (Saturday) KIAMA 7.30am-4.00pm 27th August (Sunday) KIAMA 7.30am-4.00pm

Prices: Kiama Boat Charters All $ 130.00 Aust. p/p

If anyone is interested in coming along, please contact SOSSA at . . . → Read More: SOSSA doubleheader out of Kiama, 26th/27th August.

Last Chance to See OBPs in the wild

To Laurie’s post, I would add the following details for anyone interested in donating to help save the species in the wild.

Difficult Birds Research Group is a group of scientists and researchers from ANU. Their ‘Operation OBP’ project commenced last summer and continues summer 2017/18. Specifics and a Donate Now link can be found . . . → Read More: Last Chance to See OBPs in the wild

Last Chance to See ?

If you haven’t already seen it, there is a write-up in the Fairfax media of the rear guard campaign to keep the OBPs going in the wild. see www.smh.com.au/good-weekend/can-a-lastditch-intervention-save-the-orangebellied-parrot-20170817-gxycg2.html … “Can a last-ditch intervention save the orange-bellied parrot”?

Part of the problem is caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa a bacterium infecting the seed prepared at the . . . → Read More: Last Chance to See ?

English names for Australian birds

A few names have recently been changed in the Working List on the Birdlife Australia website. These follow recommendations of the English Names Committee. A summary of the reasons for the changes is also posted on the website.

birdlife.org.au/conservation/science/taxonomy

The changes include ‘Australian Painted-snipe’ (for ‘Australian Painted Snipe’), ‘Green Oriole’ (for ‘Yellow Oriole’), and ‘Pied . . . → Read More: English names for Australian birds