Looking At Landcare (5/2/2021) – Get to Know the Swift Parrot

Hi Landcarers

Central West Lachlan Landcare are pleased to welcome Matt Cameron as presenter for our Swift Parrot Field trip on Wednesday, 7 April.

Matt is the Saving our Species Team Leader, Energy, Environment and Science, based in Albury.

Matt has worked in the field of natural resource management for nearly 20 years, with a particular emphasis on threatened species conservation. He has undertaken research on a range of species groups including invertebrates, waterbirds, reptiles, raptors and cockatoos. The results of this work have been published in national and international scientific journals.

This event will be similar in format to our Glossy Black Cockatoo Field trip two weeks before. We have been overwhelmed with the response to this event. There are only a few spaces left!

The day will commence at 9am, with a presentation from Matt, an overview of the Securing the Swift Parrot Project from Local Land Services staff and then we will head out to Bumberry Dam to talk further about habitat, undertake a bird count and finish up with BYO lunch.

Note that this is a COVID Safe event and bookings are essential. There will be no walk-ins accepted on the day. I know! This sounds tough, but the reality that we are working with now and as a small organisation, we have to work hard to make sure that we are following current NSW Government guidelines and keeping everyone safe.

Bookings links can be found on our website or facebook, or just google Sticky Tickets and Parkes Swift Parrot, or just contact me at cwllpo@hotmail.com or on 0418 611 053.

Follow this link for bookings: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/RYO5X 

With the support of the Local Land Services, through the Securing the Swift Parrot project, we are looking forward to hosting this event in Parkes.

The Securing the Swift Parrot project aims to stabilise or improve the trajectory of the Swift Parrot by 2023. They are nationally listed as Critically Endangered.

The Swift Parrot are unique as it feeds in the Central West during winter on our flowering Eucalypts and Ironbarks, then flies to Tasmania to breed over Summer. Sounds like a lovely plan!

This Free workshop is funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and with the support of Parkes Shire Council and the Lachlan Valley Branch of the National Parks Association.

For further information please go to www.centralwestlachlanlandcare.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter at @cwllandcare.

Photo courtesy of Tasmanian Wilderness Society.

Get to Know the Swift Parrot Field Day (7-4-2021)