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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Ties to support cocky recovery

Australian Designer Patrick McMurray supports recovery efforts through the design and sale of a luxury silk tie featuring the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.

Photo: Patrick McMurray

Australian Designer Patrick McMurray has recently created a beautifully crafted silk tie featuring the iconic Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo. Each tie is 100% designed and handmade in Australia from woven silk. This tie and many more are available for sale on the website When purchasing, 10% of the sale of each tie will be donated to a charity of the buyer’s choice (selected from a list), including BirdLife Australia. All donations directed to BirdLife Australia will be funnelled to the Red-tail Recovery Program and go towards creating a brighter future for our Red-tails.

Patrick McMurray is an established Australian designer brand famous for its distinctive handmade silk ties. On behalf of the Recovery Team and BirdLife Australia we would sincerely like to thank Patrick McMurray Designers for their generous support of the Red-tail Recovery Program.

If you would like to buy or find out more about these beautifully crafted ties please click here.

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