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
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
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
Conservation biologist and global pioneer of drone radio tracking in research from the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society Dr Debbie Saunders has completed Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) training this week to get her own UAV Controllers Certificate certified by CASA. Dr Saunders, together with the Australian Centre of Field Robotics (ACFR), created and tested the use of drone … More Drone radio tracking pioneer gets her wings
Check out the latest “Frustrating Swift Parrots” cartoon by First Dog on the Moon
Check out this stunning photo of a Swift Parrot on the cover of the Australian BirdLife Magazine – also see the article by Sam Vine titled A Swift Exit.