ABC radio Swift Parrots in the Riverina

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 on private properties in the Humula valley, south-east of Tarcutta.  One of the best things about discovering swift parrots in this valley is that they are using a large remnant of box ironbark woodland that was recently protected by a landholder for conservation purposes.  And the swift parrot is just one of many threatened species that are calling this oasis their home this winter.  Thanks to our NSW Environmental Trust “Saving Our Swift Parrot” project this site will have even further habitat protected so that swift parrots can return again and again whenever the conditions are right.


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