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A migratory bird never before seen in eastern Australia has been safely released after months of treatment for a pair of fractured wings. A migratory bird never before seen in eastern Australia has been safely released after months of treatment for a pair of fractured wings.

The NSW government's Saving Our Species Program has released Episode 8 of their podcast series: ‘Business of Biodiversity’ – a podcast dedicated to all things conservation and what farmers, businesses and NGOs are doing to protect Australian threatened species.

Story written by Robert Lastdrager

While this spring saw many of us able to leave home for the first time in quite a few months, we are so thrilled to see a whopping 2195 Birds in Backyards surveys coming in from 728 gardens across Australia! And not only that, but a tremendous 356 different species were spotted.

Time to spruce up your feathers, shake off 2021 and let us know about your local birds! 

Are you gaga about Gang-gang Cockatoos? So are we! Join us for the Gang-gang Cockatoo Recovery Project and gain the skills and knowledge to take action to make a real impact on the conservation of this iconic species! Participants will also help us uncover the secrets

The boom in bird watching – or birding – since the pandemic started has been a boon. It's not only a joyful hobby but has also translated to significant citizen science projects.

While we may want to hibernate a bit more over winter, our local bird life certainly doesn’t. Through June and July there were a wonderful 294 different species recorded in 1340 Birds in Backyards surveys from across the country.

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