BirdLife Australia in the media: June

Thursday, 4 July 2024

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BirdLife Australia in the media: June 2024

Find out more about our bird conservation work around the country with our monthly multimedia round-up.

Only the lonely: How regent honeyeaters are learning to sing again (The Age)

Three years ago, Regent Honeyeaters made global headlines when researchers discovered they were losing their songs ‒ with so few wild birds remaining, young male Regent Honeyeaters were unable to find older birds to learn their songs from, and were increasingly mimicking other birds instead. But now, these Critically Endangered birds are finding their voice once again, thanks to captive breeding efforts in collaboration with BirdLife Australia’s Woodland Birds team.

To the right of the frame, an adult yellow and black Regent Honeyeater with coloured leg bands is perched on a flowering gum branch against a dappled grey, white and green background. The bird is looking towards the camera with its long tongue exposed.
Regent Honeyeater feeding on blossom. Photo by Tim Paasila

What will Australia’s proposed Environment Information Agency do for nature? 
(The Conversation)

As part of their commitment to reform Australia’s broken nature laws, the Federal Government recently introduced legislation to create a new statutory body called Environment Information Australia (EIA) to track the state of Australia’s environment. But why do we need this? And will the EIA improve outcomes for nature?

Leading Australian academics, including Professor Hugh Possingham (BirdLife Australia Vice President, former Queensland Chief Scientist and Chief Councillor with the Biodiversity Council), report for The Conversation.

Gulls Thriving in Southern Tasmania (Tasmanian Times)

In southern Tasmania, volunteers and members of BirdLife Australia’s Australasian Seabird Group have counted over 17,000 Silver Gulls during the annual Winter Gull Count ‒ the highest number since the count began in 1980.

To the right of the frame, a Silver Gull raises its red open beak upwards while looking into the camera against a white background. The bird is cropped from the neck up.
Silver Gull by James White

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