Rufous Scrub-bird Surveys
- we need your help!
Since 1999, the NSW
National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has conducted surveys for the Rufous
Scrub-bird (Atrichornis rufescens) in north-east NSW. The surveys have been part of a long
term (5-year) monitoring program designed to assess the abundance of the species
in the World Heritage National Parks of north-eastern NSW. This results of this work have been
documented in recent published works such as HANZAB (Vol 5), The Action Plan for
Australian Birds (2000), The New Atlas of Australian Birds (2003) and The State
of Australia?s Birds Report (2003).
Following the success of
the surveys over the past four years, this years surveys are about to
commence. Ekerlogic Consulting
Services (ECS) is sponsored by the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife
(FNPW) Threatened Species Appeal to undertake this years surveys in the
Barrington Tops and Border Ranges National Parks. At this stage, surveys may also occur in
Gibralter Range, New England and Lamington (QLD) National
The surveys are a great
opportunity for you to assist in the conservation of this rare and cryptic
species in some of the most beautiful World Heritage rainforests of the east
coast of NSW. Also a great opportunity to camp out and see some of the rarer
rainforest birds, mammals and plants that occur in those regions.
Barrington Tops and Border
Ranges National Parks. (at this stage)
Volunteers will be briefed
on the background of the project, the survey method, Rufous Scrub-bird calls and
Depending on the
preference of the volunteer. We
usually camp at designated campsites within each of the National Parks.
Volunteers will be
reimbursed for their petrol and food costs.
Further Details and
No dates have
been set yet, we are interested to hear from those people who may be interested
and they will be kept posted as to the actual dates closer to the
please contact Peter at the details below.
that we are awaiting outcomes of funding applications to survey Gibraltar Range,
New England NP in NSW and Lamington NP in QLD.