Project: 2.2

Tackling threats to endangered hollow-nesting birds

Project Leaders: Rob Heinsohn


Introduced sugar gliders, habitat loss and native parasites are threatening hollow-nesting birds in Tasmania. This project will focus on managing these threats to ensure the persistence of swift parrots, forty-spotted pardalotes and orange-bellied parrots into the future.

Researchers will identify specific populations at risk, and produce recommendations for interventions including translocations and nesting boxes. 

Read more: Tackling threats to endangered hollow nesting birds in Tasmania.      
                     Parrots make swift use of nesting boxes in Tasmania       

Image: Swift Parrot by Heather/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)