Convenor’s report 2023

Another exciting year of diverse projects and activities is showcased in the 2023 Convenor’s report, including our flagship Threatened Birds of Bruny Island project, continuing efforts to educate drivers on […]

The science behind TWBBI

At a recent BIEN meeting, the Threatened Woodland Birds of Bruny Island (TWBBI) project manager Dr Andrew Hingston gave a presentation of the science behind our Threatened Woodland Birds of […]

TWBBI: the first season

Now only into its sixth month, our Threatened Woodland Birds of Bruny Island project (TWBBI) has achieved more than originally planned, with 760 trees planted across five properties and an […]

TWBBI – the first three months

Despite only commencing in April, this season (2023) has seen two properties planting almost 400 trees across 4 ha.  Monitoring seedling survival and growth and the use of planted areas […]

New project for Bruny Island – TWBBI

Forty spotted pardalote and Swift Parrot feeding

Enhancing habitat, providing nesting options and helping to control nest parasites are all part of a new project by BIEN and partners started this autumn that should run over many […]

Monitor your nest boxes this Fathers Day

Bird nesting boxes

On Sunday 4 September 2022, we’re asking all 40 spot nestbox owners to monitor their nest boxes. This is very easy and quite exciting! Just spend ten minutes watching the […]

Cat management update

Continued trapping of feral cats – by both project staff and private individuals – is continuing to be successful. Shooting – using a thermal scope to detect body heat at […]

Creating tree hollows

Matt Stephens, Environment Officer with NSW Transport, has developed a unique tool to create tree hollows for animals in living trees. BIEN will explore the use of the tool to […]

Exploring the genetics of white gum

Erin Bok is exploring the genetics of white gum to understand what may be best for the beleaguered 40-spots. She works at UTas under Dr Sally Bryant. Read on for […]