Convenor, Albany Bird Group; co-founder, Friends of the Western Ground Parrot
Born in Europe, I grew up with a love for nature. After getting married and moving to Australia, I decided to follow one of my passions and became involved in nature conservation, volunteering for a wide variety of projects. Initially I belonged to the local branch of the Wildflower Society of WA, but after a few years, a growing interest in birds led me to join BirdLife Australia.
Currently, I am the convenor of the Albany branch. I am particularly interested in shorebirds and endangered species and have been a member of the South Coast Threatened Birds Recovery Team for nearly two decades. However, if asked about my favourite birds, the answer will always be puffins.
The Western Ground Parrot and me: A story about Brenda Newbey and Western Australia’s rarest bird
The extraordinary efforts of Brenda Newbey and others to identify, locate and protect Western Australia's rarest bird are conveyed in this rich and important environmental history. Work to save the ground parrot continues.