FW: Expression of Interest - Swift Parrot Survey, Tarcutta Hills Reserve

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Subject: FW: Expression of Interest - Swift Parrot Survey, Tarcutta Hills Reserve (NSW)
From: Steve Read <>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2017 08:38:52 +0000

Attached and below are details of upcoming Swift Parrot surveys on a Bush Heritage property near Tarcutta for which volunteers are required. Please reply directly to Michelle Stook of Bush Heritage if interested.




From: Michelle Stook
Sent: Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:42 AM
Cc: Phil Palmer <>
Subject: _expression_ of Interest - Swift Parrot Survey, Tarcutta Hills Reserve (NSW) [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]


Good morning everyone,


Bush Heritage is part of a consortium of organisations (ANU, Birdlife, Landcare, Greening Australia and Bush Heritage) that are jointly working to improve long term viability of the nationally endangered Swift Parrot population in New South Wales. The Swift Parrot population is currently estimated as having less than 2000 birds.  Within NSW the species is recognised as being at risk of extinction and therefore is listed as endangered. Swifts Parrots are known to frequent Tarcutta Hills, a Bush Heritage Reserve, as they utilise the large flowering gums as an important source of nectar and lerps before returning to their breeding grounds in Tasmania.


We have a small window of opportunity to survey these parrots in the coming weeks and we are looking for volunteers who have bird survey experience to assist over the following weekend at our Tarcutta Hills Reserve (NSW):


Saturday 27th May

Sunday 28th May


Tarcutta Hills Reserve is located 2.5 hours (230kms) east of Canberra  or 4.5hours (460kms) north east of Melbourne and has basic cabin accommodation with fireplace, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom facilities for this weekend (full access and accommodation information will be provided on confirmation of placement).


_expression_ of Interest


This will be a very popular opportunity and the number of positions are limited. We ask that if you are availible and interested, you respond via email with a short paragraph outlining your skills and experiences with bird surveys by SUNDAY 21ST MAY. Our Reserve Manager Phil Palmer will then finalise the team members and notification and confirmations will be sent by MONDAY 22nd MAY.


Attached is a Position Description with further detail but please don’t hesitate to contact me for any clairifications.

We look forward to hearing from you soon,





Michelle Stook

National Volunteer Program Coordinator
Bush Heritage Australia
T: +61 0427 818 014
F: +61(0)3 8610 9199

Skype Username: michelle.stook1

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