Sure it is fun to go on an adventure like that if you can afford it and
the bird is one worth seeing. It is a nice story. I also think the
carbon offset is tokenism but it is at least something. What raised my
curiosity though is the mention "and the chance to see it in Australia".
Yes that decision possibly emits less carbon etc and possibly costs
rather less than to see one where it normally lives. (As I wrote before
I saw two of them in China and if you pick your time, airfares to China
are likely a lot less expensive than quick purchased Melbourne to
Broome, but of course there are many other greater risks and
considerations.) I wrote long ago that I would rather see a Secretary
bird on the plains of Africa than in Canberra. I may be misunderstanding
but think the implied suggestion somewhat curious that it is nicer to
see a bird where it ought not to be, than in its usual habitat and
I wonder does it work the other way? If someone found a colony of
-----Original Message-----From: birding-aus-boun...@lists.vicnet.net.au
[mailto:birding-aus-boun...@lists.vicnet.net.au] On Behalf Of Joy Tansey
In a moment of sanity I decided I couldn't resist the call of the
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