ABEF grant awarded to BTas : Birdata

Congratulations to BirdLife Tasmania and in particular Mike Newman, for their recent grant funding announcement.

From the Yellowthroat newsletter:

Congratulations to Mike Newman – due to his hard work, BTas was recently awarded ABEF funding of $9000 for a project aimed at sustaining and enhancing recent gains in Birdata participation and data evaluation.

It will be a joint project with the BirdLife research team.

The project has four components:

• Production and publication of the State of Tasmania’s Birds 3 for Tasmanian Bird Report No. 40.

• Conducting workshops which explain Birdata to Tasmanian members and the broader community. The purpose of these workshops will be to encourage increased monitoring of bird populations in a meaningful manner and to facilitate the increased of application of Birdata to environmental management.

• To identify gaps in the Tasmanian Birdata set that limit its use in determining the status of bird populations and to develop strategies for addressing these deficiencies thus increasing the effectiveness of our volunteers.

• To develop and trial approaches to assessing the health of bird populations in Key Biodiversity Areas which are seldom visited.

This program will be carried out over the next 18 months.

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Image: Wedge-tailed eagle Tasmanian subspecies by Alan Fletcher