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Local Wins Citizen Science Award

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A count of the region's rare Regent Parrot numbers is underway this Biodiversity month.

The vulnerable bird with yellow plumage and a green tail, is only found in the Mallee and WA, with ecologists keen to find out more about their habits and behaviours.

Thanks to a collaborative effort of local volunteers, the Regent Parrot Recovery Team, Mid Murray Landcare SA, National Parks and Wildlife Service SA and the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board, a census is underway.

Data from the survey will help guide recovery on the ground and will inform which native food plants landholders can plant to help sustain their future.

Meanwhile Graham Frahn from the Riverland was recently announced as recipient of the 2021 Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board Citizen Science Awards for Outstanding Achievement. 

Mr Frahn has been managing Australian Landscape Trust’s Taylorville Station as a volunteer since 2003, making him one of the region’s longest-serving malleefowl monitoring volunteers.