Enhancing travelling stock reserves to benefit threatened native birds
Woodland birds in travelling stock reserves
Woodland birds including the scarlet robin are disappearing across much of NSW, and could disappear completely within 100 years if no action is taken.
To help reverse this trend, Molonglo Conservation Group is now working to protect and enhance key habitat on six travelling stock reserves (TSRs) on the roads connecting Bungendore to Queanbeyan, Tarago and Braidwood. We’re also working with local landholders and schools to raise awareness of the conservation issues and opportunities.
This work will benefit:
- three threatened ecological communities including critically endangered box-gum woodland
- four key bird species (scarlet robin, flame robin, speckled warbler and dusky woodswallow)
- many other threatened and rare species including the buttercup doubletail
Our work on this project is being funded by the NSW Government through a partnership between the Saving our Species program and the Environmental Trust ($280,000/7years).
Our ecology team is also being assisted by a number of individual bird watchers, who are helping us establish what bird species are present on the TSRs at different times of year. You can view and also add to our TSR bird data through eBird, the world’s largest biodiversity-related citizen science project.
For more information about this project contact Senior Ecologist Lesley Peden email@example.com