Wildlife Carers Group


BBK2 2011 05 04 015 lowresThe Maranoa Wildlife Carers Group (MWCG) is an informal in-house wildlife caring group, committed to the care, rehabilitation and release of sick, injured and orphaned native animals.

 BOOBOOK supports MWCG by providing experienced fauna handlers and carers and helping to increase their expertise in caring through training and networking, provision of equipment and a reference library.

 Click here to view the Mission Statement, Aims and Objectives of MWCG MWCG Introduction.pdf 

For more information on joining the MWCG, contact us on info@boobook.biz.






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Terry the Galah

Last week a worker brought in a Galah that was being attacked by crows near Wallumbilla. The Galah, named Terry, was in a pretty good condition (although he had lost his tail feathers to the crows) so we decided he should go for a weekend of R&R with Ryan the GIS officer. Click to continue reading

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Raising Red-rumps

In early September, Richard – Boobook’s Senior Ecologist – was called out to a house in Roma to rescue some baby parrots. A tree had been knocked down and inside one of the hollows were 3 newly hatched Red-rumped Parrots (Psephotus haematonotus). Survival rates for nestlings is not great for numerous reasons, so if you find a young bird it is best to get the bird back to the nest so that the parents can take care of it. However, with these little guys, their home had been destroyed so their only hope of survival was to go home with Richard to be hand raised.  Click to continue reading


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Busby, the rescued Swamp Wallaby

At the end of July, Ange and Craig were travelling to a job near Injune, when they came across a very young swamp wallaby on the side of the road.  The joey had been ejected from the pouch of its mother who had been killed by a vehicle. Click to continue reading.


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Kookaburra Returns to the Bush 

In mid-September 2013 BOOBOOK’s Wildlife Carer, Meryl, stopped to pick up an injured Kookaburra on the side of the road approximately 35 kilometres North of Roma.   Upon first inspection, there were no obvious breaks to wings or other body parts, however, its left eye was quite blurry and it was obviously in a state of shock.  We surmised its injuries were sustained by flying into the path of an oncoming vehicle travelling on this very busy road.   Click here to continue reading.




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Kookaburra Flies Again 

 At about 6pm on Tuesday 5th March 2013 a Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) flew in front of a travelling car in the town of Roma, southwest Queensland.  Click here to continue reading and see more photos.




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BOOBOOK Cares for Little Broad-nosed Bat 

BOOBOOK Ecologists recued and successfully cared for and released a microbat that lost its way.  Click here to read the article and see a video clip of the bat.