Private land conservation – an essential part of Swift Parrot conservation

This week I was super excited to yet find another large flock of Swift Parrots on a private property in the Riverina region of NSW.  All of the largest flocks recorded in the region are now from private property highlighting the incredible importance of supporting landholders to protect and conserve old remnant bushland on their … More Private land conservation – an essential part of Swift Parrot conservation

Breakfast with the birds

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

Wild magazine – swift parrots & drought

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

Latest research: Swift parrot population & dynamic responses to drought

Check out my latest research published in Emu – Austral Ornithology involving citizen science and the amazing journeys of critically endangered swift parrots in response to drought!  Feel free to contact me if you would like a copy. Migratory birds spend a large proportion of their lives within non-breeding habitats. However, knowledge of how they … More Latest research: Swift parrot population & dynamic responses to drought

$1m for Swift Parrot habitat in NSW

Our fantastic team have just secured a $1,000,000 Environmental Trust Saving Our Species grant for habitat protection and restoration in two priority regions of NSW! An example of habitat conservation at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales for this Critically Endangered migratory species. Project partners include: ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society Riverina, Greater Sydney and Hunter … More $1m for Swift Parrot habitat in NSW

World first tracking of wildlife using robotic drones

Check out the latest UAV technology developed by @ANUFennerSchool, @Loroparque & ACFR helping us to better understanding dynamic movements by some of the world’s smallest and least known species: http://www.roboticsproceedings.org/rss11/p42.html http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/anus-radiotracking-drone-can-locate-radiotagged-wildlife-20150824-gj62tj.html

Winter habitat essential for swift parrot survival

Recently there has been a lot of attention on the urgent need to improve conservation measures for the swift parrot within the breeding range as the species is being increasingly pushed towards extinction.  However, it is also important to remember that without adequate winter habitat, the species would never make it back to Tasmania to even … More Winter habitat essential for swift parrot survival