Your observational records of Grey Falcons are critical for their conservation

Your observational records of Grey Falcons are critical for their conservation

Little is known about the enigmatic Grey Falcon, which is one of the five rarest species of Falco in the world. Endemic to Australia, their total population is estimated to be less than 1,000 individuals.

The species is listed as Vulnerable by Birdlife International, and the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Despite this, the Grey Falcon is not recognised as threatened Federally in Australia under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Observational records and sightings of Grey Falcons are critical for improving conservation measures for this species so your help is vital!  Your data on individual sightings and nest locations contributes to comprehensive information about the species’ ecology. Such information may guide a reassessment of the Federal threat status of Grey Falcon in Australia.

Please send any Grey Falcon sightings or information to Jonny Schoenjahn by email at E:jonnybird@bigpond.com.

As the Grey Falcon is one of the rarest birds of prey in Australia, it is best not to publicise species locations. All information and photos will be kept strictly confidential. For more information on Grey Falcon research click here.

Photo: Gary Porter

Introducing CockyWatch, WA

Introducing CockyWatch, WA

Screening: The Desperate Plight of the Orange-bellied Parrot, Healesville VIC

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