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KILG Strategy Consultation

KILG Strategy Consultation. We are developing a 10 year Strategy and Implementation plan to guide our activities over the next 10 years. Download the  King-Island-Natural-Resource-Management-Strategy-2023-to-2033-Draft-Consultation-V8  or email for a copy.
Call Wynta Noseda, 0478 672 774 or email your input.

Asparagus fern FIELD DAY.

Friday 6th October 2023, 10 am, at Carmen and James’ Frogshack Nursery, 1049 Grassy Rd. Come and see a gorgeous spot. See our Asparagus fern control trials. Learn, teach, do.  Have a chat and a delicious aged steak BBQ lunch with amazing salads! Come along, you deserve an easy Friday!!  Look for the sign on the roadside. RSVP for catering: Eve 0447805286.

King Island has its own Herbarium of land plants.

Collected over the past decade by Margaret and Graeme Batey, and Ken Baker.

Framed specimens will be exhibited later this year, but in the meantime images of selected specimens can be viewed here KI Herbarium_photos.

Thanks to Nubar Ghazarian, volunteer, for the excellent photography.

Victorian Wader Study Group are on King Island twice a year.

They are conducting a longitudinal study on Ruddy Turnstones spanning 10 years to date which assesses changing migratory behaviour over time. LOCALS ARE WELCOME TO HELP. Read about the study here.

We are hoping the Moonbird Festival | King Island will become an annual event.

A wonderful celebration at the inaugural event in April 2023 with music, art, food & wine, this event brought together some of Australia’s finest musicians for a series of spellbinding concerts. Founded and directed by the Bowerbird Collective, and generously supported by volunteers, artists and businesses.

Wings on King – monitoring the birds of King Island project

WINGS ON KING Autumn Surveys Completed. Next Surveys will be Friday 11 – Sunday 13 November 2023. We gather Thursday night 10 November to meet our teams and receive our monitoring kits. Anyone interested in birds, both experienced or otherwise, are invited to come along and give us a hand. More info HERE

Autumn 2023 Monitoring was conducted in changeable weather. 27 people formed 7 energetic teams to cover the island over the two days. Lizzie, Kate and Ash in 2022 at the Patersons site.

Winner of the Natural Environment Sustainability Award at the Australian Sustainable Communities, Tidy Towns Awards, the ‘Wings on King project’ was recognised for outstanding community’s achievements in adaptation to environmental change.

This is a wonderful example of citizen science helping gather data from established survey sites, supported by a strong team of ornithologists and ecologists. The project coordinates island wide standardised surveys of King Island bird populations at over 50 sites every April and October.

Follow Birds Of King Island on facebook for up-to-date information.

On-ground work

Planned work by the Landcare Works Crew will continue. This includes planting native tree seedlings and weed management at various sites around the island.


This is a recent incursion on King Island that we are currently aiming to eradicate. Is it in your back yard? See more information, including a map showing the area we know it to be.

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Boneseed Flower

Boneseed flowering season

A Weed of National Significance that is known to be in backyards and properties invading across Currie.Is boneseed in your back yard? If so pull it out ASAP preferably before it flowers, or if already flowering ensure no seeds drop.

It can be pulled out or first loosened with a fork then pulled out. Extensive infestations can be sprayed.

If a boneseed is a full grown shrub it may need cutting down.

It is a good idea after removal to revegetate the area to suppress seedling growth.

Currie Wharf Field Days

Currie Wharf field days will now be organised by volunteers and will be held occasionally. These are popular events with volunteers planting native tree seedlings and managing weeds, and will continue as possible. The KILG on-ground work crew will contribute to this project whenever funding allows. Everyone is welcome to help with planting, weeding and other maintenance of the wharf area. Please contact us on 64621825 if you would like to contribute.

We thank all the past sponsors of this highly successful project.

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are usually held the second Monday of each month, 5.30 pm. All welcome.

Usually held at KIRDO 5 George St, Currie meetings can also be joined by video-conferencing.

For information on how to join the video-conference please call Jess on 03 64621825 (Friday only) or email.

Counting Our Birds

Counting Our Birds, a Wings on King project running since 2015, we are still interested to hear of your sightings. The King Island Green Rosella and the King Island Black Currawong may be becoming extinct. They are both subspecies of Tasmanian native species that live only on King Island. They exist nowhere else in the world.

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Counting birds on Your Place – Garden, Orchard or Farmland, but these focus areas aren’t the only areas that are important. The more people we have counting across the island the better. So it would be great if YOU can help us by checking in your own gardens, orchards or properties. The best time to check is in the morning, but anytime will do. Then send the King Island Landcare the results.


  • How many Currawongs and/or Green Rosellas are there at one time
  • When you saw them – Day and time
  • Where you saw them: GPS co-ordinates (Most smart phones have a GPS built into them) or the address with the nearest cross road.

SEND Your Records by:

PHONE: 03 6462 1825 or EMAIL: or drop them into KIRDO, 5 George Street

Last Updated on 15 September 2023