Birds of Bland
The BOB project, a community bird monitoring survey run by Greening Australia as part of the BIG project was also considered a great success after one year. In total, 149 bird species were recorded, including nine threatened and 10 declining species. The five most common birds recorded were the Crested Pigeon, Magpie, Galah, Magie Lark followed by the Red-rumped Parrot. The least common included the water birds Pied Cormorant, Little Black Cormorant, Darter, Straw-necked Ibis and the Royal Spoonbill. In conjunction with Greening Australia’s Birdwatch project and additional support from Landcare Australia, a beautiful calendar “Birds of the Bush” was produced. All participants in the survey received a complimentary copy. Due to the success of BOB, it will continue to run during 2007. If you would like to become involved please contact Greening Australia, Birds of the Bland Coordinator, Bindi Vanzella on (02) 69 329 137.
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