Projects and Installations
Supporting Habitat Creation Study of the endangered Rimatara Lori
The project objective is to reverse the tendency of population decline of the Rimatara lorikeet as only < 500 remain in the wild.
Bird Habitats donated five Thermal Haven Nest Boxes®, temperature/ humidity measuring devices and a Hollow Hog carving tool to trial.
In phase two the researchers will be testing installations of the nest boxes and a camera system which requires a direct view of each of the three nesting options simultaneously.
Habitat Creation Study by Samuel Ravatua-Smith PhD Project *Study piloted by Hāloa Production with the support of the Direction of the Environnement French Polynesia (DIREN); World Parrot Trust; NZ Parrot Trust; Rima'Ura Association & Bird Habitats Australia.
It is exciting to see that the loris show an interest in the Thermal Haven Nest Boxes®. We will keep you posted.
Photos Courtesy of Samuel Ravatua-Smith
Screw Creek, Inverloch VIC
Thanks to John and Ken in co-operation with the South Gippsland Conservation Society. In September 2023 a range of small and medium size Thermal Haven Nest Boxes® were installed at Screw Creek in Inverloch.
Very excited to install the Thermal Haven Nest Boxes® for a family that love birds as much as we do. The majority of the nest boxes were installed in their plantation.
Thank you to our dear family and friends that helped with the installation ready for spring.
Coronet Bay Lake
Thanks to Jenny, member of Friends of the Corinella Foreshore Reserve, Thermal Haven Nest Boxes® were installed in October 2023. You can find them along the Coast Banksia and Wetland Walk in banksias at Wang Toolome Parnung reserve near Norsemens Road.
Drouin South and Ripplebrook, VIC
In July 2023 a range of large, medium and small Thermal Haven Nest Boxes® were installed on two farms in Drouin South and Ripplebrook for our biggest supporters.
A nature loving couple in Jindivick opened up their property for a trial site of the Thermal Haven Nest Boxes®.
A range of small and medium nest boxes with various entry sizes were installed.
Golden Whistler Reserve in Drouin
On Monday 12th September and Saturday 1st October 2022 the first Thermal Haven Nest Boxes® were installed at the Golden Whistler Reserve in Drouin.
It was a joint effort by Friends of Drouin's Trees volunteers, Baw Baw Shire Council and Bird Habitats.
We are hopeful the birds and gliders will love them.
Interview with Friends of Drouin's Trees about the installation of Thermal Haven Nest Boxes® in Drouin.