Friends of the OBP

The Wildcare Friends of the Orange-bellied Parrot (OBP) group works across the OBP’s range with a focus on Tasmania.

The objectives of the group are to:

  • Assist with the monitoring program at Melaleuca (SW Tasmania).
  • Conduct migration and winter surveys in various locations from Strahan to Arthur River – read about our August 2022 Winter Migration Survey.
  • Assist with OBP habitat management projects.
  • Raise awareness of the plight of the OBP.
  • Raise funds (including through our online shop) to support the activities of volunteers and other recovery actions.

Members of our group conduct a number of annual migration surveys on the west and north-west coasts. In 2024, surveys are being planned for the weekends of:

  • 24-25 February – Strahan, Trial Harbour and Granville Harbour
  • 16-17 March – Arthur River and Woolnorth
  • 24 April to 1 May – King Island* (expressions of interest will be called for this survey)
  • 18-19 May – Arthur River and Woolnorth
  • 27-28 July – Strahan, Trial Harbour and Granville Harbour
  • 14-15 September – Arthur River and Woolnorth

For more information and to register for the events, click the button below!

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