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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Visit us at the 2017 Lucindale Field Days

Bronwyn Perryman
The Red-tail Recovery Project will again be attending the South East Field Days, which will be held in Lucindale 17 -18 March 2017.

Project staff and Recovery Team members will be on hand to provide information and advice about the recovery project, upcoming events including the annual count, habitat restoration for Red-tails, nest sightings and how people can become involved with recovery efforts for the cockatoo.

The Team will also be taking registrations for participation in the 2017 annual count and any sighting information that may not yet have been reported to the Team. Visitors to the site will also have to opportunity to view our interpretative displays including our flock count video.  We have both a female and male cockie on display this year, thanks to Jack and Pat Bourne and Craig and Marion Patterson for kindly loaning us the pair for the Lucindale event.  We will also be part of the popular Blue Yakka Trail with pens, tattoos and stickers on offer for the kids.

We will be situated at our usual site (site 383) on Wilson Street. Just look for our flying Red-tail flags.
So get down and visit the Team at the Lucindale Field Days we look forward to seeing you!

Redtail News

  • Image Michael Waters

    Promising results from cocky count

    More than 170 volunteers took part in the annual count for the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo held on Saturday 4 May in stringybark forest across the range of the cockatoo in the South East of South Australia and South West Victoria.

  • Image: Bob McPherson

    Join us for the 2019 Annual Count


    The Recovery Team and BirdLife Australia are again seeking volunteers for the 2019 Annual Count for the South-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo. This year the 2019 Annual Count will be conducted on Saturday 4th May