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Black-throated Finch Waterhole Count 2017

  • Townsville, Queensland (map)

The Black-throated Finch Recovery Team (BTFRT) is based in Townsville, Queensland. The BTFRT works to conserve and assist the recovery of the Black-throated finch across its range.

The Recovery Team runs an annual waterhole count in the Townsville region, and is currently looking for volunteers to help with its 2017 Annual Waterhole Count.

This year's Black-throated Finch (BTF) Waterhole Count will be held on Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd October 2017 at various locations in the Townsville region.  The BTFRT is looking for volunteers for these two days to watch waterholes and count finches coming into drink. The count covers a three hour period of each morning.

The Waterhole Count is a great opportunity for new volunteers to support the BTF Recovery Programme and hopefully to see the endangered BTF at close proximity.

If you are interested in joining one of the teams for the waterhole count, then please log in and register your interest for this year’s waterhole count.

For more information contact Alma Ridep-Morris (Secretary, BTF Recovery Team) at

When: 21st and 22nd October

Location: Various locations in the Townsville region

Time: Mornings for three hours

Contact Alma Ridep-Morris (Secretary, BTF Recovery Team) at for more information