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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In Appreciation

On behalf of the South-eastern Red-tailed Recovery Team and BirdLife Australia we would like to sincerely thank Reidy Park Primary School and Oakvale Farm and Fauna World for their generous donations towards the South-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Recovery Project.

Reidy Park Primary School Mt Gambier, Year 2 class and the Year 2/3 class decided they wanted to help the Red-tails by fundraising for the cockatoo through a cup-cake stall.  

We also acknowledge Oakvale Farm and Fauna World, Salt Ash NSW, for their donation.

These donations are much appreciated and will go towards implementing recovery activities for the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo across south-eastern South Australia and south-western Victoria.  

If you would like to make a donation towards the conservation efforts of the South-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Recovery Project please contact the Project Coordinator, Bronwyn Perryman, on 1800 262 062 or by emailing

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