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These Macaw Chicks Need You

Sunday, August 14, 2016
The moment when a young macaw first takes to the air is incredible to watch – and one that is  Read More... 

Australians Love Feeding Wild Birds - Why?

Friday, August 12, 2016

Deakin University scientists are wondering what the implications of so many people feeding birds might be and if the food being offered to them is potentially harmful to their health. Read More...


Ara Project - Saving Macaws in Costa Rica

Friday, August 12, 2016

At WPT’s partner Ara Project the recently released macaws are breeding! Great Green Macaws nested at the project’s Manzanillo site and on the Pacific coast at Islita, Scarlet Macaws also bred this year. The Scarlet pair chose a fragile dead palm trunk that proved to be too dangerous for the team to closely monitor. A chick, which the team had named Rose, hatched in the nest. Hopes were high for a successful fledging but this wasn’t to be, as the youngster was taken shortly after by trappers. Read More...


New Feathered Residents at Olympic Park

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Sydney Olympic Park Authority is delighted to announce the arrival of two new feathered residents at Olympic Park.  Two eggs laid in late-June by the White-bellied Sea-Eagles at Sydney Olympic Park have successfully hatched!  Read More...


Pets in the Park - Providing Free Veterinary Care for Homeless Pet Owners

Thursday, May 19, 2016



Birdseye View of Aussie Backyard for Conservation

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Deakin University scientists have gained the biggest ever birds-eye view of Australian backyards, offering a fascinating insight into the variety, number and even size of avian wildlife drinking and washing in bird baths across the country.  Research Fellow with Deakin’s Centre for Integrative Ecology within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences Dr Gráinne Cleary drew upon the observatory skills of more than 4,000 residents to find out what was going on in their backyard bird baths. Read More...


Support the World Parrot Trust

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Support the World Parrot Trust in their many conservation projects, in particular: Read More...


Elusive Powerful Owls in Melbourne - GPS Technology Keeps Eagle Eye

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Deakin University's media release of Tuesday, 19 April 2016 says that scientists are using GPS technology to monitor how Melbourne’s Powerful Owls make use of urban landscapes. The researchers, from the Centre for Integrative Ecology within Deakin’s School of Life and Environmental Sciences, are hoping the GPS monitors will help reveal how to conserve Australia’s largest owl (Ninox strenua), which come out to play when the lights go out around town. Read More...


Songbirds Help Pinpoint Effects of Huntington's Disease

Thursday, March 03, 2016


Genetic Changes in Birds Could Throw Light On Human MItochondrial Diseases

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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