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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Annual Count Training Sessions


Two annual count training sessions to be held in Casterton and Struan, Saturday 4th May 2013.

Photo: Bob McPherson 2012
 


This year BirdLife Australia and the Red-tail Recovery Team will be again running two annual count training sessions on Saturday 4th May 2013 (the morning of the count) to help those who haven’t participated in the count before or feel they need a little more hands-on experience in searching for Red-tails. These will be held in Casterton and Struan (not far from the Naracoorte Caves), starting 9am local time for a quick chat/discussion followed by a short drive (in your own cars) to a spot where the Red-tails have been seen recently. We will leave around 9:30am, and hopefully be all done by 10:30am so that you can be on your way to search your own sites.

The Struan session will meet at Struan Agricultural Centre (Struan House), which is located approximately 16km south of Naracoorte and 33km north of Penola, just off the Riddock Hwy on the Naracoorte-Penola Rd.
The Casterton session will meet at Rotary Park, which is the park where the main road crosses the Glenelg River.

At the info sessions you will learn:
•    What a Red-tail sounds like
•    What tell tale signs they leave i.e feeding signs and;
•    How to identify stringybark forest apart from other eucalypt woodland (i.e Manna Gum).

We will also answer any questions you may have about Red-tails, your survey area and/or the survey method. Please register your interest in attending one of these sessions when you register to participate in the annual count.

For more information about how to become involved in the Annual Count for Red-tails please refer to our 2013 Annual Count Information Sheet or visit the Annual Count page by clicking here.

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