History blog

Brenda Newbey has very kindly provided a link to a Western Ground Parrot history blog that focuses on European knowledge and activities regarding the ground parrot prior to 2009. The content of the postings is random, not sequential.  There is a search function (top LHS). For example, if the name John Gould is entered for a search, ten postings come up. 

The postings are listed in five main categories which may help with a less specific search.


Western Ground Parrot on ABC’s Landline

In April 2021 the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction undertook a world first translocation of the Critically Endangered western ground parrot in the attempt to re-establish another mainland population. Mark Bennett from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation joined them to document this effort. Our thanks go to the ABC for providing the Friends of the Western Ground Parrot with this video extract to share with our supporters.

Click here to view the story

FWGP Newsletter Spring 2021

Happy Spring to everyone, I hope that you are enjoying some warmer weather. We are certainly seeing a change down here on the south coast with intermittent sunshine in amongst spring rains. In terms of Ngoongar/Nyungar seasons we are nearing the end of Djilba (the season of conception) and entering Kambarang (the season of birth). For more information on Ngoongar/Nyungar season check out the Bureau of Meteorology site.

So with Djilba / Kambarang comes the FWGP Spring Newsletter. Read about conception activity and hopefully birth with the captive ground parrots in Perth Zoo and further information about the recent translocation undertaken by DBCA and partners. Below is a link for the PDF version.