International birds flock to Canberra for remaining section of yellow box, red gum corridor

Birds from as far afield as Papua New Guinea have flocked to Canberra to visit some of Australia's last remaining patches of yellow box and red gum woodlands.

Cicadas have swarmed to the woodlands in large numbers in the warmer months, attracting both local and international birds. But environmental planner and ecologist Dr Michael Mulvaney said the endangered habitat on Mount Ainslie on the ACT's suburban fringe needed a lot of human intervention to survive.

Dr Mulvaney said what Canberrans could see today was just a fraction of the woodland that once covered the region.

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