Kilter Rural has just received accreditation for its bird condition methodology under the Accounting for Nature (AfN) framework. This sits behind native vegetation and soil as our third accredited method, all achieved in the last 12 months.
The method allows us to score the condition of birds across woodland habitat, the primary native vegetation type across our regenerating farming areas in the southern Murray-Darling Basin. It is unique as it applies a peer-reviewed, empirically derived mathematical relationship linking species diversity to condition. Though birds are an important natural asset to track in their own right, their condition is a recognised marker to the broader ecological health of a landscape.
Kilter will immediately apply the method to bird surveys already undertaken for the farmland areas it manages including the Australian Farmlands Fund.
Interested in knowing more? Contact a member of our team.
Photography credit: White Fronted Chat https://bestbirdphotos.com.au/bird-photos/white-fronted-chat/