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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Launching our ‘new-look’ website

A 'new-look' website for the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.

Over the last few months Tin Shed Creations designer, Jennifer Cleary, has helped us to re-design the Red-tail website to give it a brand new look. The new website features more amazing images and video footage of birds, and is far more user-friendly for smart phone and tablet users, meaning it can be easily accessed on any device at any time.

On the website, you can keep up to date with Red-tail news, events and projects, report your sightings, view our gallery of images, and learn more about the cockatoo, its requirements, and how you can get involved with recovery projects and other monitoring activities.

So spend some time browsing our new look site – we’re sure you’ll be impressed. 

A big thank you to Jennifer for doing such a fantastic job in redeveloping the site.

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