Email Discussion List (Chatline)

LatestChatlinePostsThe COG Chatline is an email announcement and discussion list for members and friends of COG.  It’s officially called Canberra Birds but often referred to as the Chatline.  

Subscribers receive posts as emails, but anybody can see the most recent five posts displayed on the website home page as a scrolling list.  Clicking on the title of any of these posts will take you to the archive of all posts.

What can it be used for?

Well, just about anything you choose to share with others related to COG and birding in the Canberra region! Interesting birding observations; requests for information (what’s the bird I heard at Campbell Park with an eight-note ascending call?); quick feedback on Good Ideas; news from the Committee in advance of receiving it at a monthly meeting or via Gang-gang; comments on birding books or articles you have read; and so on.

So long as the list is not abused, everything posted to it will be automatically delivered to all subscribers. Your privacy is ensured; only the list maintainer will have access to the list of email addresses of people who have subscribed.

‘Canberra Birds’ is designed to supplement the national birding list, Birding-Aus.

Who can join ‘Canberra Birds’?

Anyone may join (subscribe to) the list.

How do I join ‘Canberra Birds’?

Simply send an empty email to

Once you have joined the list, to send a message to all other list members email it to

To leave (unsubscribe from) the list send an empty email to .

The list archive

A searchable archive containing all emails posted to the list is maintained. It is a condition of list membership that you agree that emails that you send to the list address for distribution are publicly available in the archive. Please note that email addresses in the archive’s contents are masked so that they cannot be harvested by spammers and others. The list archive is online at


Please direct questions or comments to David McDonald, tel. (02) 6238 3706,