2016 ABSA Annual Conference and AGM
The 2016 ABSA conference will be held on 23rd January at Yarramundi Conference Centre with a field trip organized for the 24th to one of Cumberland Plain Avian Research Team’s study sites.
The topic is Birds of the Cumberland Plain – Past distributions, present studies and the outlook for their future and will include presentations on:
What was there! What have we lost?
What’s happening to our native bushland?
Regeneration Programs – Do they work for the birds?
Birds of the Blacktown Regional Reserves
Birds of Mt Annan Botanic Gardens
The recent psyllid outbreak and its effect on a bird community at Nurragingy Reserve
Bell Miners and their impact
Current surveys, what are they telling us?
Urban Birds – What changes are occurring across the Sydney region?
The outlook for threatened bush bird species on the Cumberland Plain
Speakers will include:
Katy Wilkins; Drs Peter and Judy Smith; Alan Leishman; Amy Greenwood; Kathryn Lambert; Dr John Farrell and Dr Holly Parsons.
The Association’s Annual General Meeting will be held during the Conference lunch break.