Hollowhog field day

Carving a new hollow - Image: Alex Hartshorne
Carving a new hollow - Image: Alex Hartshorne

Come along to a field day demonstrating the use of the Hollowhog – a specialized tool developed in NSW for carving nesting hollows in trees. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the parrots’ habitat requirements, see the Hollowhog in action, and join efforts to improve the nesting success of swift parrots through a Bruny-wide Hollowhog project.

Apollo Bay – Sunday, 4 August, 11 AM. Please RSVP to perththiele@iinet,net.au so we can plan for the level of interest.

In a bid to protect one of Australia’s most endangered birds – Swift parrot – conservationists are turning their attention to Bruny and Maria islands. These islands serve as crucial refuges for the swift parrot during its breeding season. With habitat destruction and predation by sugar gliders on Tasmania’s mainland posing significant threats to their survival, the importance of these islands cannot be overstated. Improving the breeding success of swift parrots that come to Bruny Island each year will be important for the future survival of this critically endangered species. Installing nest boxes and carved nesting hollows gives us an opportunity to support swift parrot nesting success.

This event is supported by Sealink.

Carving a new hollow - Image: Alex Hartshorne