projects currently operating in the West are supported co-operatively
by experienced and qualified banders, trainees, volunteers and
friends. Senior banders are contributing their knowledge and equipment
to support projects supervised by other researchers, especially those
set up and operated by recently qualified banders. Some projects are
designed to provide trainee banders with experience in different
habitats and in handling species that they may not encounter while
working with their nominated supervisor.
of the Western Banders Association receive a Newsletter, the Western
Banders News, which is published about every 8 weeks, with news of
what is happening in the West. Occasionally there are reports on
members' activities interstate or abroad.
gatherings are organised to provide mutual support for current banding
projects and their supervising banders; to offer the best possible
training for new banders; to encourage greater technical skills and
analytical effort among banders; and to hold workshops and seminars in
support of all the above aims.
subscription is AU$10 a year within Australia and AU$15 for overseas
members and falls due in January each year. Payments and
correspondence can be sent to Mr Greg Marston, Treasurer, 'Waldja', 35
Crossman Road, Boddington WA 6390. I hope that you will join
us in supporting a common interest.