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  • The Nestbox Book 2nd Edition (PDF only)


    This is a practical and informative 60 page book that guides you through the process of selecting, constructing,  installing and maintaining a selection of nestles for a variety of native Australian birds and mammals. There are great to use after fire has decimated a region to give these species refuge until the plants and trees have time to regrow.

    There are nestbox plans for 25 different species – 16  birds, 8 mammals and bats. It also guides you on how high to place them, species breeding details and much more.

    It also helps you to establish a management plan for the boxes to ensure we do not inadvertently support unwanted species who are in direct competition with native birds and mammals for food, water and shelter – as we want to help not further damage our recovering wildlife.

    This book was first published by Gould League in 1997.  It was complied by Jim Grant, with contribution by Hugo Phillipps (Birds Australia – RAOU), Tim Gunn (Gecco Nestboxes), Russell Trainor, Rob Morrison and Ellen McCullock (Bird Observers Club of Australia) in attempt to help protect native wildlife who were fast losing their habitat.  This latest version was reproduced and updated in 2008.  This book is currently only available in PDF.

    PDF download link will be sent immediately after payment is received. You will have 14 days only to download your copy.  Enjoy!

    If you are looking to use this book to helping support wildlife recovery after the fires that have killed over a billion wild animals, or a school using this as part of lesson plans – email us at giving us a bit of information about you and how you will use the nest box book,  and we will provide this to you FREE of Charge.

    Please provide us the following information:

    Organisation Name (if applicable)
    Contact name
    Phone No
    Email Address
    How many and what type of boxes you intend to build and install
    Location for installation

    If you can take some photos during construction and give us any pics of the installations, they would be greatly appreciated as this helps us with funding of various programs so we can get more support for these activities. It also helps inspire others to do the same!

  • Tree planting in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots!


    This year the Australian bushfires killed over a billion birds, mammals, reptiles and birds. In order to support biodiversity, especially in this, the United Nations year of Plant Health, we are offering you the opportunity to buy a tree (or a forest) to help build Australia’s largest biodiversity corridor – The Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor, in one of world’s biodiversity hot spot’s. ‘Hotspots’ account for 90% of all species on earth, are known to hold especially high numbers of species found nowhere else and have already lost at least 70% of their primary, native vegetation.The Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor is located in Western Australia’s northern agricultural region approximately 400 km north of Perth. Within the last 100 years, over 90% of the northern Wheatbelt (known as the Mid West) has been cleared for agriculture. This has removed so much native habitat that many plant and animal species are extinct locally or regionally.


    This biodiversity corridor, reconnects valuable remnant vegetation sites and links 12 nature reserves across a vast tract of land covering approximately 10,000 square kilometres – and is critical to species survival.

    Planting 20 to 40 native tree and shrub species not only creates a carbon sink, it also creates vital ‘co-benefits’, including biodiverse-rich habitat for wildlife. Native plants and animals thrive in large, well-connected patches of high quality habitat that meet their life cycle needs of food, shelter and reproduction.

    As well as enhancing biodiversity and sequestering greenhouse gas emissions, trees planted contribute towards reducing soil salinity, saving and restoring water quality, cutting soil and water erosion and providing windbreaks.

    Researchers have also identified a correlation between widespread land clearing and less rainfall in Western Australia’s Southwest region. This implies that reforestation may well have a positive effect on rainfall.

    Students, classes, schools, community groups, individuals, businesses are all encouraged to help us plant trees.  Even a single tree counts – so buy yours today!