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

  • Burning threatens the SERTBC food suppy

    A new brief covering the impacts of burning on the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (SERTBC) has been prepared and is available for download by clicking here. The brief provides an overview of the current situation facing the SERTBC as a result of increased burning of key stringybark habitats across Victoria.

  • Wildlife celebrity Chris Humfreys to visit Henley on Lake Wallace in Edenhope

    Chris Humfrys, a wildlife expert and television celebrity, will be coming to Henley in 2015 to share his amazing hand-reared wildlife collection. Chris, who owns his own zoo, is so passionate about Australia’s wildlife that the ABC3 have a television show ‘Chris Humfreys wildlife’ all about his crazy family life.