I’m excited to be talking to Simon at ABC Riverina this morning about the amazing migratory journeys of swift parrots over 1000km from Tasmania to the Riverina region of NSW to find their winter food. The food they are searching for is nectar from winter flowering gum trees and they can find it in abundance … More ABC radio Swift Parrots in the Riverina
I’m really looking forward to celebrating World Environment Day 2018 at our “Breakfast with the birds” event near Temora, NSW on Tuesday 5th June for our NSW Environmental Trust Saving Our Swift Parrots project. This will follow on from the National Swift Parrot and Regent Honeyeater Volunteer surveys coordinated by BirdLife Australia to get volunteers involved searching for … More Breakfast with the birds
I really enjoyed talking about swift parrots and wildlife tracking drones with Anne Delaney on ABC radio Riverina this morning. Now heading out into this stunning box ironbark habitat to search for our tagged birds to see what we can discover about these fascinating birds today. @ozroan @llsnsw @sydney_uni #savingourpecies #dronesforgood #swiftparrot @anu
I’m excited to be a part of the 2017 Pint of Science festival in Canberra. The line up of speakers include the 2016 ACT Scientist of the Year, the ACT Young Woman of the Year, a specialist with one of Australia’s largest supercomputers, and the guy who named a fly after Beyoncé! From exploring the chaos of black holes, to … More Pint of Science Festival
Check out this entertaining article about charismatic swift parrots in relation to the otherwise serious issue of increasing endangerment of our unique wildlife, as highlighted in the recently released Australia State of the Environment Report 2016.
Check out this Mashable article on drones and how they are helping researchers to study wildlife in ways not previously possible, which includes an interview about Wildlife Drones, our wildlife radio-tracking drones.
We were thrilled to receive an Innovation ACT Award and $10,000 seed money for Wildlife Drones last night at the IACT16 Awards Night! This will enable us to begin work on our next animal radio-tracking drone for use by early adopters – exciting! Want to use a drone to save yourself lots of time and effort when tracking animals? … More Wildlife Drones wins Innovation ACT Award!
Fantastic news! Wildlife Drones has been selected in the Top 10 teams for Innovation ACT 2016! Next we head to the Shine Dome (Australian Academy of Sciences) for our inaugural pitch night where we get 5 minutes to pitch for a share in $50,000 seed money for our venture. If you would like to come along, hear … More Wildlife Drones in Top 10 teams for Innovation ACT!
We are thrilled that we have been accepted into CSIRO’s latest ON Prime Innovation Program in Canberra! This pre-accelerator program helps teams validate their research, such as our Wildlife Drones, and discover a real world application for it. It provides an opportunity to help unlock the entrepreneurial nous required to take our functional prototype to … More Wildlife Drones accepted into CSIRO’s ON Prime Innovation Program!
Awesome surprise at breakfast this morning – it was great to find an article about my research on the response of swift parrots to drought conditions when I opened my latest Wild magazine (Australia’s wilderness adventure magazine) today. I have provided a copy of the research abstract below, but if you would like a copy of the paper feel … More Wild magazine – swift parrots & drought