Category Archives: Birds

How Can We Save the Regent Honeyeater?

By Jack Stodart The regent honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia) is a critically endangered bird endemic to eastern Australia. Over the last few decades, there has been a dramatic decline in the populations of the regent honeyeater. Two of the most significant … Continue reading

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Agriculture or Biodiversity Conservation: Do We Need To Choose?

As the world’s human population reaches 7.6 billion people[i], it is striking to consider the sheer magnitude of the agricultural practices that are required to keep up with feeding this expanding population. Increased land clearing to accommodate large-scale, commercial agriculture … Continue reading

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Bird Surveys in the ACT

Introduction: Audaciously early in the morning on the 4th and 5th of October, me and a team of students, joined Dr Phillip Gibbons to help out with the annual bird surveys. The bird survey’s, are part of an ongoing 6-year … Continue reading

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Last ones in the wild: Regent honeyeaters.

              Introduction and issues:     Some organisms are so rare, and at such low a number, that in a day’s time, and within the radius of a few kilometres, one can find a … Continue reading

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Biodiversity monitoring with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

This year I completed two days of work experience for the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH). This experience taught me a lot about the broad responsibilities OEH has and the kinds of work OEH does in NSW. OEH … Continue reading

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Protecting birds in the Bush Capital: the role of community-based activities to improve biodiversity conservation

An overview of Canberra’s bird diversity The “Bush Capital” is surrounded by grasslands, woodlands and wetlands that provide breeding and foraging habitats for many animal species. (Environment and Planning Directorate, 2014). However, these landscapes are under threat. Population growth and … Continue reading

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