Swift Parrot and Regent Honeyeater Surveys
If you missed our survey weekend for critically endangered Swift Parrots and Regent Honeyeaters it is not too late to help collect data! The May 2018 survey weekend took place on May 19th and 20th. As always, we are happy for people to undertake their searches up to a week on either side of the survey weekend.
And, for your diary, the second annual survey weekend will occur on the weekend of 4th and 5th August 2018 – and up to a week either side of this weekend.
The aim of these long-term surveys – now running for well over 20 years - is to determine the distribution, habitat use and population trends of the Critically Endangered Swift Parrot and Regent Honeyeater. This information is used to help better manage the habitat for both species and identify important foraging areas. Read more about the surveys here.
If you wish to participate in the final week of the May 2018 survey, please contact a member of the Woodland Birds team: Dean Ingwersen (Victoria, Regent Honeyeaters), Chris Timewell (Victoria, Swift Parrots) or Mick Roderick (NSW, ACT & QLD, Swift Parrots and Regent Honeyeaters) at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use this email address to report a sighting of these two species.
Opportunistic sightings from any time of the year are also welcomed. Sightings of Regent Honeyeaters are of particular interest. Please let the team know as soon as possible if you see one or more, including – where possible - a precise location and any colour leg band details. You can also contact us with Regent Honeyeater sightings using a Freecall number (1800 621 056).
Photo: Michael Livingston