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The ‘Common Wombat’…what’s in a name?

Currently, there are three extant species of Wombat: The ‘Northern hairy-nosed Wombat’ (Lasiorhinus krefftii) listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ The ‘Southern hairy-nosed Wombat’ (Lasiorhinus latifrons) listed as ‘Near Threatened’ The ‘Common Wombat’ (Vombatus Ursinus) listed at ‘Least Concern’. The ‘Common Wombat’, was first documented by colonial settler, George Shaw in 1800. The perception this title creates, is that …

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Birdwatching for Beginners: You Yangs Trip Report

In August, Treeswift Wildlife & Nature lead a guided Birdwatching for Beginners Workshop at the stunning You Yangs Regional Park, just west of Melbourne. Despite a stormy morning, the weather cleared to beautiful blue skies and nice golden light, perfect for photography and bird spotting! Our group met just after 8.00am and after admiring a …

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Birdwatching for Beginners: Sherbrooke Forest Trip Report

Last weekend we led our first Birdwatching for Beginners Guided Workshop in the lovely Dandenong Ranges National Park. Kicking off at around 8.00am, we meet a lovely group of keen and enthusiastic bird lovers in the Sherbrooke Forest car park. Even as we stood around making friends and trying out binoculars (and comparing camera sizes!), …

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Melbourne By Night Trip Report – June 23rd 2022

Here’s a trip report from our weekly Melbourne By Night: Nocturnal Tour – 23rd June 2022. This evening we would be exploring some of the scrubby bushland and creek habitat located in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs, not far from the Dandenong Valley Wetlands system. Joining Treeswift Wildlife was a group of great local wildlife lovers, …

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Noel Campana: Douc In Danger – Fighting Against Extinction

Treeswift Wildlife: Hi Noel and welcome to Treeswift Wildlife & Nature. We’re thrilled and excited to be speaking with you today all about your project DOUC IN DANGER. But before we get into all of that, can you first tell us all about yourself? Who are you, where are you from, and all that! Noel Campana: I …

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Sherbrooke Forest – Trip Report

Last Friday, Treeswift Wildlife & Nature led one of our Wet Forest Day Tours to the stunning Dandenong Ranges National Park located approximately 40km east of Melbourne. We were accompanied by Trương, Linh, and Phan, who were hoping to photograph some of Australia’s rainforest specialties. Today’s targets included Crimson Rosella, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Australian King Parrot, …

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