Brigalow Birds exists for the following reasons:
- To provide information on our unique ecosystem and its birds.
- To promote greater awareness of relationships between ecosystems and fauna.
- To encourage sustainable conservation
- To identify potential bird tourism sites while minimising environmental impact
- To enhance accessibility of bird information via new technology
- To offer children opportunities to learn about birds while having fun
What does Brigalow Birds Educational Project do?
We showcase the birds of our special ecosystem, acknowledged as being unique in the world. We have researched, collected and presented a large amount of material to publish in our book and CD, children’s cards and activities. This includes descriptions, images, maps, bird calls and many more features to inform and help identification. We will also give suggestions on some of the best birding sites in our area.
We facilitate the understanding of the relationships existing between the brigalow and its bird species. This knowledge will pave the way to a more detailed research into and the acceptance of the importance of all ecosystems and their fauna.
We create products that make bird information easily accessible to all adults and children.
We encourage conservation. Brigalow forests were initially cleared without regard for native fauna but new understandings indicate that the brigalow is essential for the protection of its fauna. Brigalow Birds contributes to this knowledge and points the way to sustainable conservation practices.
Bird survey details requested
Australian Painted Snipe, Australasian Bittern, Australian Little Bittern, Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo, Glossy Black-Cockatoo, Swift Parrot and Turquoise Parrot
Sighting details are essential for a fuller understanding of these species and their habitat and feeding requirements.
Thank you for your attention to this request.
Additionally, there has been recorded increases and declines for a number of the wetland birds:
Declining: White-necked Heron, Nankeen Night-Heron, Glossy Ibis, Yellow-billed Spoonbill and the Red-kneed Dotterel
Increasing: Magpie Goose, Wandering Whistling-Duck, Pacific Black Duck, Australian Shoveler, Chestnut Teal, Australian Grebe, March Sandpiper
Any records of the declining species would also contribute to our growing understanding of the bird’s survival requirements.
Retail products include:
Brigalow Birds book: Highly recommended for both beginning and expert bird watchers as this text continues information not included in other birding guide books. The Australian distribution maps make this text useful for not only the Brigalow ecosystem but for whole of Australia.
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