Upper Lachlan Landcare is excited to be one of 8 partner organisations in the Saving Our Superb Parrot Habitat Restoration Project. This project is funded by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Saving Our Species (SoS) program, and partners with Boorowa Community Landcare, Hovells Creek Landcare, Lachlandcare, Mid Lachlan Landcare, Cowra Woodland Birds and Greening Australia.

Through this project, funding has been made available for landholders to protect living and dead large hollow-bearing eucalypt trees that provide nest sites for superb parrots. Funding has also supported planting new paddock trees and shrubs and restoring woodlands to increase future habitat and landscape connectivity for superb parrots and many other threatened woodland fauna species. In Upper Lachlan, funding has been provided to plant over 1000 individual paddock trees.

Funding through this project also enables Upper Lachlan Landcare to host information workshops and field days, sharing the delights of Superb Parrots with our community. Keep an eye out for our Spring time workshops, which coincide with migration of Superb Parrots back into our district for breeding.

The beautiful superb parrot is a much-loved threatened woodland bird. Their stunning foliage, distinct 'krak-karrark' sound and graceful flight makes them a delightful sight across our landscape. They are a distinctive large, bright grass-green parrot with a long, narrow tail and sharply back-angled wings in flight. Males have yellow foreheads and throats and a red crescent that separates the throat from the green breast and belly. Females are slightly duller green and have a dull, light blue wash in place of the males' red and yellow markings.

Superb Parrot country extends throughout eastern inland NSW, and with changing climatic conditions we can expect some further movement of their range to the east including the Upper Lachlan Landcare area.

This community-based project adds to the work already being done by farmers and Landcare groups who have planted hundreds of thousands of trees and shrubs in paddocks, along fence lines and creeks and rivers.