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Launched in April, 2017,  the Wings on King Project invites bird

enthusiasts to visit King Island and help gather data from established survey

sites. These sites are situated on both private and public land, across the

island so visitors get to see some lovely places most visitors don't. 

What will the project achieve?

Using Birds as Indicators of the health of the whole island, we will use the

data to identify conservation areas of most importance and undertake actions

to ensure a sustainable future for the island, its people and its wildlife.  


To do this we need to:

  • - learn about the presence, absence and populations of the resident land birds of King Island

  • - establish current population levels of the King Island subspecies and monitor these closely

  • - establish how the Bass Strait migrating birds use the Island when they are here

  • - identify the most important areas of the island for conservation initiatives including new or improved corridors

  • - watch for evidence of southward drifts in distribution ranges of mainland terrestrial birds that may be a response to a changing climate

The Project is a project of the King Island Landcare Group and BirdLife Australia in association with Birds of King Island

Magic of King Island birds

How can you help?

Wings on King Launch April, 2017

 The Island acts as a biological stepping-stone between Tasmania and mainland Australia.

For birds migrating North and South, the Island is a vital stopover to rest and refuel.


This project is being undertaken entirely by local volunteers and we need your help. Register to Wings on King to come and visit the island and help us

discover and report the stories of King Islands Birds


Watch the story of the first surveys and seminar

of the Wings on King project. See some of the islands birds and habitats.  It only takes 8 minutes.

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