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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Australian Geographic raises cash for cockies

Geoffery Dabb

The Australian Geographic Society has helped to raise just over $12000 cash for recovery efforts for the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo. Photo: Geoffery Dabb

Earlier this year, the Australian Geographic Society ran a two month, nation-wide appeal in conjunction with Australian Geographic Retail stores for Australia’s ‘Threatened Black-Cockatoos’.

One of the cockatoos to benefit was our very own South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, with the campaign raising just over $12,000 for recovery efforts for this species.

The Red-tail Recovery Team and BirdLife Australia are thrilled with the result and would like to sincerely thank the Australian Geographic Society for all their hard work and generosity in helping to raise such a substantial amount of cash for these wonderful cockies.

We would also very much like to thank all those who donated towards the cause.

The funds will be used to support recovery activities including those that monitor the population, improve habitat conditions, minimise key threats and build community capacity in recovery efforts.

The Australian Geographic Society is a not-for profit organisation dedicated to supporting scientific research, conserving the environment, encouraging the spirit of discovery and spreading the knowledge of Australia to Australians and the world.

For more information about the Australian Geographic Society and other upcoming appeals please visit their website by clicking 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