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Large Forest Owls and Nest Box Project updates

Thursday, 21st May 2020

Large Forest Owls and Nest Box Project updates

Much like the rest of the state, many of the landholders involved in the Large Forest Owls Project have been affected by the recent fires. Of the 28 song meters that were placed on landholder’s properties, 8 were damaged by the fires, while others were taken down to safeguard them from future damage. Since then, 33 song meters have been placed back in the burnt landscape, providing a unique opportunity to record the recovery of these ecosystems. If you are a property owner in the Richmond-Clarence Lowlands (around Grafton) and would like to learn more about this project contact Pete Knock at pknock@nature.org.au.

Working in conjunction with the Large Forest Owls Project, NCC launched the Nest Box Project in January. This is a fundraising campaign to buy, install and monitor nest boxes in recently fire-affected bush on the mid-north coast, to replace lost hollows and provide critical habitat for surviving wildlife. The Nest Box Project is working with the landholders involved in the Large Forest Owls Project, and a network of landholders established through Hotspots. Currently the campaign has raised over $80,000 and 70 nest boxes have been installed in the landscape with more to go up in the coming weeks. You can find out more about that project here: https://chuffed.org/project/help-build-wildlife-homes-with-nccs-nest-box-project

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