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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Visit us at the 2017 Lucindale Field Days

Bronwyn Perryman
The Red-tail Recovery Project will again be attending the South East Field Days, which will be held in Lucindale 17 -18 March 2017.

Project staff and Recovery Team members will be on hand to provide information and advice about the recovery project, upcoming events including the annual count, habitat restoration for Red-tails, nest sightings and how people can become involved with recovery efforts for the cockatoo.

The Team will also be taking registrations for participation in the 2017 annual count and any sighting information that may not yet have been reported to the Team. Visitors to the site will also have to opportunity to view our interpretative displays including our flock count video.  We have both a female and male cockie on display this year, thanks to Jack and Pat Bourne and Craig and Marion Patterson for kindly loaning us the pair for the Lucindale event.  We will also be part of the popular Blue Yakka Trail with pens, tattoos and stickers on offer for the kids.

We will be situated at our usual site (site 383) on Wilson Street. Just look for our flying Red-tail flags.
So get down and visit the Team at the Lucindale Field Days we look forward to seeing you!

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