Eastern Bristlebird Survey

A bird in the hand is worth more than its weight in gold when it is endangered. - That's a saying, right?

Recently North Coast LLS was fortunate to assist in a Saving Our Species research field investigation of the central population of Eastern bristlebird (Dasyornis brachypterus) at Barren Grounds and Budderoo National Park. The research crew used mist net trapping to sample the large ground-dwelling bird’s genetic diversity and disease prevalence. This fieldwork aimed to inform captive breeding and future reintroduction efforts, particularly for the northern population of the Eastern bristlebird in the Border Ranges. Unfortunately, only a few birds were encountered during the fieldwork. However, our team is hopeful due to the wet weather and being outside of the birds breeding season.

North Coast Local Land Services support this project through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Eastern Bristlebird

An Eastern Bristlebird surveyed for disease from the central coast population at Barren Grounds National Park

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