Orange-bellied Parrot : Fight for Flight

The latest article from Don Knowler in TasWeekend Magazine tells the story of one little bird who has all the odds stacked against them. The orange-bellied parrot is one of the most endangered wild birds on Earth. It breeds at only one known place – amid the button grass at Melaleuca, in the state’s southwest within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, in one of the planet’s most remote places. At the start of September 2017, the wild population numbered just 19 birds.

In the article, you’ll also hear from one of our guides, Mark Holdsworth.

Read about the battle to save the last of these parrots here .