Fire fight to save Gouldian finches

Jawoyn rangers have been fighting back to back fires for the last few weeks. As of August the 1st or work calendar kicks into fire suppression mode. The first fire just south of Werebun, the rangers were able to pull a fire up at Phillips Creek. Starting in late afternoon the rangers burnt off a creek through the night and mopped up in the morning. This is prime Gouldian finch habitat and as the fire and the rangers were cooling of the noticed some of these little gems down by the creek. If it wasn’t for the rangers great effort more of these marvellous birds and their marginal habitat would have been scorched

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