Buff-banded babies doing well

It’s been 12 months since the translocation of the endangered Cocos buff-banded rail and recent monitoring suggests they are doing well. During a banding attempt on the island juveniles were easy to spot and many could be heard calling out to mum and dad.

Volunteer park ranger Liz Znidersic came all the way from Freycinet National Park in Tassie to help us out with the banding. We’ll continue to monitor the birds in their new home – next up will be more banding, and a population estimate. Exciting stuff!

Tassie park ranger Liz is working on a PhD on the best ways of monitoring rails

Trish, Pulu Keeling National Park