Help our Red-tails

Fence off existing stands of Stringybark and Buloke and scattered paddock trees on your property, to protect from stock damage and to allow for natural regeneration.

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Incentives for nests

Incentive payments are again being offered to landholders and members of the public for the discovery of new nests sites as part of the Red-tail Nest Incentive Scheme.

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Join the count

Although we can’t guarantee you’ll see a Red-tail on the day, we’re sure you’ll enjoy a fun day out in the bush searching for our colourful cockatoos.

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There are 5 subspecies of Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo in Australia. The South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii graptogyne) is only found in south-east South Australia and south-west Victoria. With an estimated population of about 1400 birds, the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo is in danger of extinction.

This website relates specifically to the South-eastern subspecies. In this website you can find out about efforts to save this beautiful but endangered bird. Look at pictures of the bird, get general information on where it lives and what it feeds on, and view Red-tail Newsletters. You can record your own sightings of Red-tails and find out about the various activities that you can become involved in to help secure a healthy future for this magnificent bird.

We suggest you start with the description information section of the biology page, this includes a map of the range of the bird;

Redtail News

  • Aspley Primary School students learning about Red-tails. Photo: Tanya Turner

    Kids creating habitat for Cockies

    Over the last month the Kowree Farm Tree Group has been working with local schools to propagate stringybark for the nationally endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, as part of the new ‘Kids creating habitat for Cockies’ project.

  • Geoffery Dabb

    Australian Geographic raises cash for cockies

    The Australian Geographic Society has helped to raise just over $12000 cash for recovery efforts for the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo. Photo: Geoffery Dabb