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Regent Honeyeater Recorded as Part of Blue Mountains Fauna Project

Source: Blue Mountains City Council
Archived 8 Dec 2018 - Posted: 9 Oct 2018
Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeater sighted in Springwood. Image: McKinley Moens
A Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeater has been spotted and photographed by Springwood local, 13 year old McKinley Moens.

This important sighting of a Regent Honeyeater, which has a very patchy distribution in NSW, was recorded as part of the Blue Mountains Fauna Project.

McKinley Moens, who was a finalist in the 2018 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year, photographed the bird in her Springwood garden.

Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill said, “We are inviting members of the Blue Mountains community to observe and share their knowledge of local wildlife, just like McKinley has. The aim of the Fauna Project is to better understand what animal species are found in our bushland reserves, towns and villages.”

McKinley said, “I have wanted to be an Ornithologist since I was 7. I could not believe my eyes when I went to clean our 11 bird baths on Friday. I had my hand on the door handle to go outside and I paused to check for birds so that I didn’t scare any away. It was then that I caught sight of the Regent Honeyeater. I was frozen on the spot for a moment because I thought my eyes were playing tricks with me. A Regent Honeyeater…In…My…Garden!”

The Blue Mountains Fauna Project is a joint partnership between the Blue Mountains Bushcare Network and Blue Mountains City Council with grant funding from the Greater Sydney Local Land Services.

Aussie Backyard Bird Count – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October – Join our Bushcare team for a fauna walk and talk during National Bird Week to learn what kind of birds we have in the Blue Mountains. There will be an opportunity to do bird walks and a spotlight with a local ecologist and an opportunity to help make some important equipment for conducting fauna project surveys.

Find out more information or submit your wildlife sighting or visit the Blue Mountains Fauna Project Facebook page.

This article archived 8 Dec 2018

 
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