May 19 2017
Arguably one of the world’s rarest bird species, the Night Parrot was last confirmed in WA in 1912 when an individual was shot in the Gascoyne region. Bruce Greatwich and Nigel Jackett, with George Swann and Adrian Boyle embarked on a trip to the remote desert in the hope of finding the species. Many years of hard work and refinement of detection methods paid off, when the team was able to capture photographs and call recordings of the Night Parrot in WA for the first time in history.
Roebuck Bay Working Group is comprised of Traditional Owners and government, local community, conservation groups and business. We work collaboratively to solve issues, raise awareness and encourage research and monitoring which supports responsible management and protection of Roebuck Bay.