May 25, 2016
An Atlas of the Birds of NSW & the ACT Volume 2, Published by NSW Bird Atlassers.
A stock of books will be available at the Club Meeting, Tuesday 7th June. You can purchase copies of these books there and save postage costs at $25 per book.
May 25, 2016
Public Consultation Draft of “A New Biodiversity Conservation Act NSW’’ Released 2/5/16.
A Summary of the Draft Paper.
Written Submissions must be made before 5.00 pm 28th June 2016.
This proposal constitutes the most serious threat that our wildlife has faced during our lifetime.
Over the next few days, conservation groups will provide submission guides and workshops about the draft Biodiversity Conservation Act. In the meantime we have highlighted some of the critical issues for you:
Summary: The draft Act would change the nature of NSW biodiversity protections: more »
May 17, 2016
Abstract: Complex solo female song is emerging from the shadows of overlooked phenomena. Female song is common rather than exceptional among female songbirds, and occurs in 71% of extant lineages. Yet female vocalisations have largely been ignored by the scientific community. Professor Kleindorfer examines the social and ecological context of female vocalisation behaviour in Australian fairy-wrens.
May 4, 2016
Notice from Alan Morris
As the Regent Honeyeater and Swift Parrot survey weekend is coming up, attached is the list of sites that members of the Club regularly survey. Please advise me if you are able to visit those sites or not, in order that I can make alternative arrangements. If you have not received any survey forms from Birdlife Australia already, let me know and I will forward them, onto you. Information on the survey is on the back page of the April 2016 Newsletter – The Twitcher.
May 3, 2016
You are cordially invited to the visit one of the state’s biodiversity hotspots under threat from coal mining, the Leard Forest , NSW, situated 2 hours west of Tamworth to take part in the 4th community led bird survey of this endangered woodland.