Help us Find Regent Honeyeaters

Help us Find Regent Honeyeaters

We are working hard this spring to find critically endangered Regent Honeyeaters but due to less than optimal conditions in their traditional breeding sites, the majority of sightings for 2018 so far have come from community members, mostly in coastal areas.

If you happen to live in a coastal region of south-east Australia, or will be visiting or birding there, please keep your eyes and ears peeled for Regent Honeyeaters. We especially encourage people to search in coastal forests along the NSW south coast and mid-north coast where there is blossom present.

If you find a Regent Honeyeater please let us know as soon as you can, including a precise location and any colour leg band details (if possible). Freecall number (1800 621 056) or email dean.ingwersen@birdlife.org.au.

The below map shows sightings since mid-July, with most records coming from coastal areas (NB, three birds recently found in the Capertree Valley and another found in north-east Victoria are not displayed). So far this year, the largest flock seen has been only 6 birds strong, and flowering of key species inland of the dividing range could be very limited this year. The coastal belt could be very important for Regents this season and we are asking for your help in finding these elusive birds.

Thanks to all for continuing to find and report sightings to us - we can't save this species without your help!

Regent Honeyeater photo: Dean Ingwersen

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