Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Southern Cassowary

The local Daintree Region Cassowary Group has been working hard at collecting data on the Southern Cassowary population in the Daintree Rainforest and building of a database of individual birds and their territories.
Fortunately, sightings north of the Daintree River have been frequent and varied recently, and Red Mill House guests have been able to help with data for the group.
Often people get so excited about seeing a Cassowary the photos are pretty ordinary, but Kath Jones from Victoria managed this lovely photo yesterday.

This male and his chick were seen near Noah Creek, and have also been spotted at Maardja Boardwalk in the last few days.
If you come across a Cassowary in the Daintree Rainforest, submit your sighting to DRCG via this weblink
The more that is known about them, the better the chance of helping this rare and endangered (and beautiful) bird.