The Bush for Birds project is a $5 million, 5-year landscape-scale project in north east Victoria to restore and replace vital woodland habitat for the Regent Honeyeater and Swift Parrot, two nationally threatened woodland bird species. This large-scale grassy woodland restoration project aims to improve the population trajectories of the Regent Honeyeater and Swift Parrot, through wide-scale implementation of land management agreements with landholders, management of key pests (Noisy Miner control), as well as implementing a range of monitoring and engagement activities.
The project aims to address a legacy of habitat clearing and ongoing threats to the species' survival, by engaging with land managers, private landholders, local communities and Traditional Owner and First Nations groups in the region. Our key partners for the project are Birdlife Australia; Trust for Nature; and Swamps, Rivers & Ranges, together with local Landcare groups and networks across the north east region of Victoria.
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VIDEO - May 2023 - BUSH FOR BIRDS PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
Hear from the project partners and landholders about their experiences with the $5 million, 5-year landscape-scale project in north east Victoria to restore and replace vital woodland habitat for the Regent honeyeater and Swift parrot. The video premiered at the 2023 Grassy Woodlands Conservation & Research Forum at Wangaratta on 12 May 2023.
VIDEO - May 2023 - CULTURAL BURNING HIGHLIGHTS
In April 2022, the Bush for Birds project funded Fire Safety Training for representatives from the Duduroa Dhargal and Bangerang Aboriginal Corporations. In May 2023, the two groups came together to conduct a Cultural Burn at Wooragee, Victoria. This initiative is perhaps the first time in more than 150 years that two First Nations groups have come together to care for Country in the Beechworth region. The video premiered at the 2023 Grassy Woodlands Conservation & Research Forum at Wangaratta on 12 May 2023.