Enhancing travelling stock reserves to benefit threatened native birds
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Job code 8031
Date started 01/04/2019
Date ended 31/12/2025
Project completed Current
Bungendore Landcare Group
Canberra Institute of Technology
Small Farms Network
South East Local Land Services
Tarago Landcare Group
Taylors Creek Landcare Group
Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Network
This project contributes to our following programs:
Rural landscape management