Weekend Species Census - October 25/26th

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Weekend Species Census - October 25/26th

Post by Mick Atzeni » Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:36 pm

Objectives:

1) Find as many species as possible in the overall survey area
2) Add to species lists for individual grids

As well as visiting favourite haunts, teams/individuals are encouraged to visit and try and fill in a few gaps this year in the southern (S1,S2,S3,S4) and western grids (W1,W2,W3,W4) and a northern grid (N4), in our local survey area.

I know some of these grids are pretty ordinary (mostly farmland) but still it would be good if you could commit to spending at least an hour in one or more of these grids at some stage. I see on Birding-Aus a pair of Crimson Chats have turned up in a Sydney park, so you never know, do you?

If you can obtain access to private property, then you are encouraged to tee up permission before the weekend. Perhaps do some scouting around and speak to property owners with a bit of habitat on their place.

Records from Friday 24th and Monday 27th will also count towards the census. Let me know if you intend to participate and what areas you intend covering.

If you would like maps and current species lists for these grids please contact matzeni@westnet.com.au and I'll email them to you.

Contact: Michael Atzeni (07) 4639 2761
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Weekend Species Census

Post by Wes & Norma Sturdee » Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:59 pm

Hi Mick
Had a couple of hours free this afternoon so checked out S1 and S2 grids for the census. Sorry we didn't tee it up with you first, as we weren't sure we'd be free today. Nothing too exciting here, but we managed to see the following:-

Grid S1
Straw-necked Ibis
Black -Shouldered Kite
Nankeen Kestrel
Rock Dove
Crested Pigeon
Galah
Cockatiel
Kookaburra
Magpie-lark
Magpie
Torresian Crow
Sparrow Starling
Common Myna

Grid S2
Wood Duck
Australasian Grebe
Straw-necked Ibis
Crested Pigeon
Galah
Rainbow Lorikeet
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Pale-headed Rosella
Kookaburra
Superb Fairy-Wren
White-throated Gerygone
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Noisy Miner
Brown Honeyeater
Grey-crowned Babbler
Magpie-lark
Willie Wagtail
Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike
Pied Butcherbird
Magpie
Torresian Crow
Sparrow
Welcome Swallow
Common Myna

We'll be keen to hear overall results, regards Wes & Norma

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Thanks

Post by Mick Atzeni » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:17 pm

Thanks Norma & Wes. And no worries.

Will let you know how we faired once all records have been received and collated. Olive's been looking after that for me. I will prepare a report for the Newsletter too.

Cheers
Mick
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