Feb. 24, 2022

BE 057 The Critically Endangered Birds of King Island

BE 057 The Critically Endangered Birds of King Island

How you can be involved in important surveying!


Did you know that 3 out of the 4 birds most likely to go extinct in the coming years are found only on King Island?

Let's not quibble about species or sub-species, but the King Island Scrubtit, the King Island Brown Thornbill and the King Island Black Currawong are all in peril, mostly because of the (already) small population size, and the lack of suitable habitat.

Kate Ravich has been a champion for birds, and most recently, the birds of King Island for many, many years, and has been recognised for her work by BirdLife Australia.

Kate is an educator, communicator and a passionate,  pragmatic advocate for birds and their conservation. She was made a Life Member of BirdLife Australia in 2020 in recognition of her contribution to the organisation and to the conservation of birds and their habitats over the last 20 years.

Learn about the surveys that are undertaken to monitor the birds of King Island in this episode.  The next surveys are happening on the last weekend in Autumn - 28/4/2022 - 1/5/2022.

For more information, you can go to the Wings On King section of the Birds Of King Island website.

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