Bitterns in rice : A pilot study of the endangered Australasian Bittern and its use of rice crops - Link (May 2014)
Herring, M Bull, N Silcocks, N
This RIRDC report presents the results of the project undertaken by Matthew Herring on the activities of one of Austraila’s endangered bird species in Australian rice crops. The report indicates that there is likely to be widespread breeding of the Australasian Bittern in rice crops. The report reveals that a total of 70 individuals were confirmed using rice crops in the Riverina of New South Wales during the 2012-13 rice season. If these bitterns are breeding effectively and form a sustainable population, it represents the discovery of the global stronghold for the species.