OBP Calendar 2022 – Out Now!

‘Friends of the OBP’ have produced an informative 2022 calendar that celebrates the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot and the volunteers who contribute to its recovery. Proceeds go toward continued Orange-bellied Parrot recovery projects.       The OBP Calendar is sold for $22 and available for purchase from the Wildcare Shop. For large orders email: […]

OBP Calendar 2022 – Coming soon!

OBP Calendar 2022

‘Friends of the OBP’ have produced an informative 2022 calendar that celebrates the critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot and the volunteers who contribute to its recovery. Proceeds will go toward continued Orange-bellied Parrot recovery projects. The OBP Calendar will be sold for $22 and available for purchase mid October from the Wildcare Shop. For pre-orders email: […]

May sale at the FoOBP online shop

May sale at the FoOBP online shop Get ready for winter with a nice warm hoodie or scarf from the Friends of the OBP online shop or pick up something else before the end of May. Then you’ll be all set to celebrate World Parrot Day on 31 May! Specials during the rest of this […]

Braving dire West Coast weather forecasts – FoOBP Autumn Survey 2021

On a wet afternoon in early April, eleven volunteers from Friends of the Orange-bellied Parrot met in Strahan to take part in a survey in hopes of finding some Orange-bellied Parrots (OBPs) along their northern migration path. The critically endangered OBPs breed at Melaleuca in Tasmania’s far south west over the summer. During autumn, the […]

Birthday gift to OBP’s – thank you Miles!

Meet Miles. He generously donated $640 from his 9th birthday money to the Orange-bellied parrot cause of Wildcare’s Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund. Miles said that he chose to donate to the Orange-bellied parrots “….. because they are critically endangered, and also, well, they are pretty cute. I was trying to look for the rarest thing […]

Birthday gift helps OBP’s

Wildcare Tasmania is powered by our supporting volunteers and donors and every single one of them has a unique story. When a donation came into the Orange bellied parrot cause of our Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund accompanied by a note – ‘a birthday gift for my son Alex’ we decided to find out more, and […]

CALLING VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 2020-2021 OBP MONITORING PROGRAM

The OBP Program of DPIPWE is calling for expressions of interest (before August 13) for the 2020-2021 OBP Summer Monitoring Program at Melaleuca Select the link below to read the document distributed by DPIPWE today. Good luck with your applications!! OBP Melaleuca Volunteers EOI July 2020

OBP Summary Report 2019-2020 season

The OBP Recovery Team has just released their summary report. A successful season with the release of a large number of captive bred birds. Hopefully there will be a big increase in numbers returning from Victoria next season. The report is available via the link below. OBP RP Public Summary Apr Draft

Wildcare enables Orange-bellied parrot aviary clean-up

BIRCHS INLET CLEAN UP STAGE ONE REPORT Text by William Oliver Photos by Sally Simco On the 10th November 2019, six Friends of the Orange-bellied Parrot (FoOBP) volunteers and three Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) staff travelled to remote Birchs Inlet by boat, located at the southern end of Macquarie Harbour. The aim of the […]

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 […]


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