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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Red-tail Kites for Sale

Looking for a great Christmas gift for the kids? A Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Kite might just be the answer.


The Recovery Team and BirdLife Australia have for sale a limited number of Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Kites. The kites have a wingspan of 100cm and are one of the easiest kites to fly for young children and adults.  

At a cost of only $20 each, these kites will sure to make the perfect Christmas gift for kids young and old. Furthermore, all proceeds will go towards recovery efforts for the endangered South Eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.

If you would like to purchase a kite please contact the Project Coordinator on 1800 262 062 or email

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