Good news from Melaleuca

It is pleasing to see the return numbers of Orange Bellied Parrots from Victoria is better than predicted with several weeks more for others to appear. It is especially good to see that the sex ratio is 1:1 – the first time in many years. Volunteers have now observed 18 wild return OBPs at Melaleuca […]

THREATENED PLANTS TRAIL AT THE ROYAL TASMANIAN BOTANIC GARDENS

The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens will have a Threatened Plants trail running at the Gardens from Tuesday 3rd – Tuesday 10th September and  guided tours twice daily at 11am and 1pm on Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September to increase general knowledge about Tassie’s threatened plants, as well as informing visitors about the critical work that […]

NATIONAL THREATENED SPECIES DAY 2019

 INVITATION  WHERE: Old Beaumaris Zoo, Queen’s Domain, Hobart WHEN:  Saturday, September 7, 2019. Gates open 9.30am. Gates close 2.00pm WHAT: Talks about work being done to save Tasmanian wildlife starting at 10.00am by: Dr Clare Hawkins – Wedge Tailed Eagles. Professor Greg Woods of UTAS -Tasmanian Devils. Dr Dejan Stojanovic-Swift Parrot and Orange-bellied Parrot. Gareth […]

FoOBP Member Accommodation at Melaleuca

If you are a member of the Friends of the OBP Branch of Wildcare and are selected as a volunteer the OBP Summer Monitoring Program, member accommodation at Melaleuca may be available to you For more information on FoOBP accommodation at Melaleuca please contact Mark Holdsworth, Liasion Officer on 0419 120 298 or email mark.holdzy@icloud.com […]

Volunteers needed at the new OBP captive breeding facility

Calling all gardeners and bird lovers: the new captive breeding facility at Five Mile Beach needs your enthusiasm and skills. Volunteer for a range of activities to help our critically endangered Orange-bellied parrots thrive in their new enclosure near Hobart airport. You can help with feeding, cleaning, observations and record keeping, as well as maintaining […]

Volunteers wanted for Orange-bellied parrot monitoring

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) is calling for applications for volunteer positions to monitor the wild population of the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot (OBP). Volunteer Activities include observing and recording birds of multiple species, providing supplementary feed for OBPs, cleaning the feed tables and managing remote cameras. To undertake these […]

Desperate Plight of the OBP Film

Snowgum Press Films & The Bob Brown Foundation present the première screening of The Desperate Plight of the Orange-bellied Parrot a film by David Neilson, renowned wildlife photographer and OBP volunteer. STARRING  Matilda – World’s  first cross-fostered OBP.  (After commendable accolades in her debut season we hope she makes a return to the screen in  2017/18!) To […]

Rare as an OBP – monitoring volunteers wanted

Friends of the Orange-bellied Parrot (Wildcare Inc.) is calling for expressions of interest from pairs of volunteers to monitor the wild population of this critically endangered parrot over the coming breeding season. Each pair of volunteers will be transported to and from Melaleuca and provided with field accommodation to observe Orange-bellied Parrots between September 26, […]

OBP Executive Meeting

The Friends of Orange-bellied Parrot executive will be holding a meeting on 1st of May in Hobart at 6:15PM. This will be a catch-up with key people to briefly review the 2016/17 season and commence plans for the 2017/18 season. The date and venue for an AGM later in the year will also be discussed. For […]


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