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

  • Camila De Gregorio

    Fine Artwork features Red-tails

    Eggpicnic is a design studio set up by two Sydney based artists who create fine art bird & animal prints and toys. Their artwork features our very own Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo. A small percentage of the profit made from sales of this print goes to support the work done by BirdLife Australia. Please read on to learn more about Eggpicnic and their love for birds and Red-tails. More
  • Photo: Mike Sverns

    We need help to find Red-tails

    The Recovery Team and BirdLife Australia are urging anyone who sees Red-tails across their range in the South-East of South Australia and South West Victoria to report their sightings to the Project Coordinator as soon as possible.