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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Increasing Critical Food Supply

Doug Phillips
Greening Australia supported by the Australian Government through the National Landcare Programme have rolled out a major revegetation effort this year in two geographic areas on public land managed by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

Drajurk State Forest near Casterton and Rennick State Forest near the South Australian border were both previously dominated by woody weeds Pinus radiata and Acacia longifolia, following control treatments sub-optimal recruitment of Eucalyptus aranacea and Eucalyptus baxteri has been observed within these public land areas meaning a reduction in the availability of a critically important food source for Red-tails. To date this year Greening Australia supported by DELWP staff have installed Eucalyptus, as well as Acacia species via tube-stock and direct seeding (using a novel deployment methodology) across approximately 350 hectares of public land.

Monitoring results since planting and direct seeding have been extremely encouraging with high tube-stock survivals and excellent germination responses in both geographic locations.  It is anticipated that an area covering 1,400 hectares will be revegetated via tube-stock and direct seeding next year, as well as a further 400 hectares in 2018.

Redtail News

  • Bob McPherson

    Rewards offered for Nests

    The South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Recovery Team and BirdLife Australia are calling on landholders and members of the public to report all sightings and nest activity of the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo. More
  • Photo: David Adam

    Why can’t we keep our endangered Red-tails?

    Current regulations require a specialist permit to keep Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos. This is because of the five sub-species of Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo that occur across Australia, two of these, including our very own South-eastern sub-species, are nationally threatened.

  • Geoffrey Dabb

    You've got to be nuts!

    As regular Red-tail news readers will know, seeds from the nuts or seed capsules of two stringybark eucalypts, Brown Stringybark (Eucalyptus baxteri) and Desert Stringybark (Eucalyptus arenacea) are the main year-round food of our Red-tails. More