Birdlife project a feather in the cap

Birdlife project a feather in the cap

The second phase of the East Gippsland Nest Box Project has celebrated its growing success.
Funded by the Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Grant program, phase two of the landmark East Gippsland Nest Box Project (EGNBP) is off to a roaring start, with the project already doubling in size, seeing more than 500 new nest boxes constructed and ready for installation, and more than 400 nest box surveys carried out.
"We've already had incred-ibly promising results with a variety of native species being observed, including Crimson and Eastern Rosel-las, Lorikeets, Galahs, and Krefft's Glider families," BirdLife Australia project lead, Sam Monks, said.
"Over time, we're hopeful we'll see these nest boxes provide habitat for threat-ened species including Mountain Pygmy-possums, Greater Gliders and Tur-quoise Parrots."With phase two of the proj-ect taking a whole-of-com-munity approach, major project partners Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation, Bug Blitz Trust, Far East Victoria Landcare, East Gippsland Landcare Network and Snowy River Interstate Landcare Commit-tee, have been engaging with local landholders, launching educational activities with school students, constructing nest boxes and undertaking monitoring surveys.

IMAGE:  Phase two of the landmark East Gippsland Nest Box Project is off to a roaring start, seeing more than 500 nest boxes constructed.

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