Birds in a nest

Rescued Birds during Maintenance Project

Melanie Dixon February 10, 2020

Applied Environment and Safety has provided onsite environmental support to a transmission line maintenance project in northern Queensland. These maintenance works require blasting and painting of the towers to extend their life. 

Prior to commencing works, all bird nests are removed. During the recent nesting season, two active nests were identified with six Australian Raven (Corvus coronoides) chicks. All of the chicks were rescued, and under the care of Fauna Rescue Whitsundays, are growing well.

As they have developed further, two of the chicks have been reidentified as the native parasitic bird, Channel-billed Cuckoo (Scythrops ovaehollandiae). 

With ongoing care, it is expected that these birds will be successfully released back into the local environment. Applied Environment and Safety provided a donation towards the care of these birds.