Bring Critically Endangered Birds Into Your Garden

MidCoast Council

Join BirdLife Australia expert Mick Roderick as he visits the MidCoast for a special event to help endangered birds.

“We are very fortunate to have a number of endangered bird species in our area, including Regent Honeyeaters and Swift parrots” said MidCoast Council’s Manager Natural Systems, Gerard Tuckerman.

“It also means we have a unique opportunity to make a difference to their survival.”

The Regent Honeyeater is a critically endangered bird. It used to be found from Queensland to South Australia, but now is only spotted in parts of Victoria and New South Wales.

Mr Tuckerman explained that the Honeyeater’s breeding season takes place from August to January. So now is a great time to think about how we can help these critically endangered birds in our own backyards.

The Regent Honeyeater’s habitat is generally eucalypt forests and woodlands. But it can also adapt to urban gardens. Birdlife Australia’s Mich Roderick will explain how we can make our gardens a welcoming space for this bird and help it survive.

This free event will take place on Saturday 29 June from 8:30am in Smiths Lake and will include lunch, the information session with Birdlife Australia, and a birding walk through beautiful Myall Lakes National Park. Numbers are limited so booking is essential. Obtain more information and book your free spot at

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