2018-2019 Breeding Season Summary – 22nd March 2019
Well the breeding season is over and our feathered friends have done very well. This season produced a record breaking 70 fledglings across a total of 41 breeding territories, including a small number of breeding territories outside the supplementary feeding areas. The previous best breeding season was 2015-2016 season when we had 67 fledglings. This seasons results are a tribute to all the volunteers, staff and donors of the Friends of Helmeted Honeyeater plus the dedicated staff of DELWP and Zoos Victoria involved in the recovery program and the staff of Parks Victoria who look after the Yellingbo Nature Conservation reserve.
Let’s do all we can to make sure the next breeding season is even better.
And some fun facts:
The oldest known Helmeted Honeyeater in the world is Charles Henry and he turned 21 on the 5th Dec. 2018. Charles Henry is part of the captive breeding program at Healesville Sanctuary.
The oldest living Helmeted Honeyeater in the wild turned 9 on Monday 17/12/2018. And the oldest known bird ever in the wild lived to the age of 16.
The HeHo Herald is our quarterly newsletter for Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater members. It contains articles from across the many Friends activities including the latest news on the Helmeted Honeyeater populations, what our volunteers are doing and includes details of some upcoming events.
Why would you become a financial member (from just $10 p/a) if you can download the HeHo Herald for free? We hope that you can see why when reading the newsletter and taking a look through this website, but of course, it’s ultimately up to you.
The latest HeHo Herald has something for everyone, including the latest Helmeted Honeyeater news, what’s happening in the nursery, education program activities, special events and much more.
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