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27 March 2013 – Training workshop on the BirdLife Australian Atlas

Posted on 13 March, 2013 by Connecting Country

ICONICBIRD_BLUE_CMYKAndrew Silcocks from BirdLife Australia will be speaking about the New BirdLife Australia Atlas at a Connecting Country community event on Wednesday 27 March.  “The Atlas is one of BirdLife Australia’s greatest resources, allowing us to track changes in birds across the country. Since 1998 a dedicated band of over 7000 atlassers have amassed over 420,000 surveys, comprising over 7.1 million bird records” (from the BirdLife website). These bird records are used by government, researchers and other stakeholder groups in the conservation of Australia’s birdlife.  Andrew will provide a history of the project, training in the surveying methods utilised by the atlas and will lead a short field trip to apply these techniques in the field.

The free workshop will start with lunch at around 12:30pm and run into the late afternoon with some bird observation and atlasing in Muckleford State Forest after Andrew’s presentation.  The workshop will be held in the clubhouse at the Castlemaine Golf Club, Pyrenees Highway, Muckleford.  Please RSVP to Kerryn for catering purposes to, or call or email Kerryn for further information.

This workshop is part of Connecting Country’s Woodland Birds Programme, as is funded through the Victorian Government’s Communities for Nature initiative.

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