Welcome to the mainland, Silver Silver C
The Mainland Release Team are excited to share the news that an extra bird joined one of our flocks over the long weekend.
Silver Silver C, named after her leg band colours, is a wild born, juvenile female, who has just made her first successful migration trip north to Victoria from Tasmania. She was sighted with our flock of released birds near The Spit Nature Conservation Reserve.
Helping birds like Silver Silver C find winter habitat on their first migration is the primary aim of the Mainland Release Project. We hope she will swiftly learn from our release flock how to find food and shelter at the site, and have a safe winter before she is due to fly south again in spring.
We will be keeping our eyes out for any other new arrivals in the coming days and weeks.
DELWP and Zoos Victoria are currently leading the Orange-bellied Parrot Mainland Release Trial, with the support of BirdLife Australia, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Melbourne Water, Parks Victoria, Adelaide Zoo and the Orange-bellied Parrot Tasmanian Program.
This innovative project is designed to boost the wild population of the critically endangered species.
Details of Orange-bellied Parrot sightings around the Werribee and Avalon areas can be sent to OBP.Release@delwp.vic.gov.au