Conserving tropical waterbirds

2000

Internal Report 358
Dorfman E & Nye E
Supervising Scientist Division
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

About the report

Information on these species is part of a project to assess causes of decline of tropical waterbirds in Australia, with special reference to the southern end of their distribution. In this study we use a combination of literature review, field observation and mapping of historical and current atlas observations. Sources for map points include our own observations and those from the atlases of Birds of Australia New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Services, the Australian Museum and historical literature. We follow recommendations by Caughley and Gunn (1996) for procedures of assessing declines.