Talk on Regent Honeyeaters in HEZ at Peace Park

You are invited………… to the Friends of Tumblebee

Regent Honeyeater and Swift Parrot TalkSwift parrot pic

Sunday 4th August 2013, 1.30pm, Peace Park, Weston
Guest Speaker and guide from the Hunter Bird Observers Club.
(1.30pm for BBQ, 2.00p for expert talk on endangered birds in the Kurri Kurri area, 2.30pm for guided bird walk as part of the bi-annual Regent Honeyeater and Swift Parrot Survey.)

The bushland around Kurri Kurri, Weston and Abermain is recognised by Birdlife International as a highly important habitat for the endangered Regent Honeyeaters and Swift Parrots.

The Regent Honeyeater is so rare that Taronga Zoo have a captive breeding program to save the species from extinction. There may be as few as 1000 left in the wild.

Right here between Kurri Kurri and Abermain in the Hunter Economic Zone there is a Regent Honeyeater breeding site. It’s incredibly important for keeping this species from becoming extinct. The photo below of a Regent Honeyeater feeding its chick was taken in the HEZ.

The Tomalpin Woodlands, particularly the HEZ section, have also hosted up to 10% of the Australian population of the Swift Parrots.  After the BBQ and talk on Sunday there will be a guided bird walk on public land as part of the National Regent Honeyeater and Swift Parrot survey.

Community members across eastern Australia will be surveying for these two endangered bird species this coming weekend, so please join us in doing our bit here in Cessnock area.

James Ryan
President, Friends of Tumblebee
For more details please contact me on 0414 922 591RH in HEZ feeding chick

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