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Woodland Birds in Travelling Stock Reserves

Updated: Jul 31, 2022

Enhancing travelling stock reserves to benefit threatened native birds

Project overview

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

Job code 8031

Date started 01/04/2019

Date ended 31/12/2025

Project completed Current

Project Partners:

  • 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

Project Description




This project contributes to our following programs:

  • Citizen science

  • Community engagement

  • Ecological connectivity

  • Rural landscape management

Threatened species:

  • Flame Robin

  • Scarlet Robin

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