Be on the lookout for the Eastern Ground Parrot
Tuesday 8 October, 2013
Parks Victoria is seeking enthusiastic hikers and birdwatchers to help find evidence of the Eastern Ground Parrot located in the Northern Wilderness Area of Wilsons Promontory National Park, Nooramunga Marine & Coastal Park and Cape Liptrap Coastal Parks.
Parks Victoria Operations Manager Mr Jim Whelan said a bird observation survey will be launched with hikers and bushwalkers encouraged to undertake the survey at any time during 2013-14.
"We think during Bird Week (19-25 October) is an ideal time to get started as it is now breeding season through to December.
"The Eastern Ground Parrot is shy and elusive and not usually seen unless flushed out from cover. It is bright grass-green with black and yellow markings and has a prominent pale yellow wing".
Hikers and birdwatchers are asked to be mindful to limit the spread of cinnamon fungus by keeping to formed walking tracks at all times and to avoid disturbing bird nests and juvenile birds by maintaining an appropriate distance.
Mr Whelan said protected areas of coastal heathland in South Gippsland are vital to the survival of the Eastern Ground Parrot which is threatened due to land clearing and degradation.
"If hikers in these areas do not see or hear any Eastern Ground Parrots, this information is also useful to our survey" said Mr Whelan. "We would also be interested in receiving photographs or other natural history observations that hikers come across, which helps us in building a better picture of local wildlife in remote areas".
Download the official survey form. For further information please contact either 13 1963 or Jim Whelan directly on email@example.com
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