WINGS ON KING
A PROJECT TO FIND AND TELL THE STORY OF KING ISLAND'S BIRDS
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.