THE MAJOR MITCHELL'S cockatoo is in serious decline in Victoria. The state's last significant population of this bird is at Pine Plains, about 400km north-west of Melbourne, where ecologists Victor Hurley has been working for the past 20 years to secure the species' future. He has identified that a major cause for the decline is shortage of suitable nesting sites for breeding birds to lay eggs and raise chicks. His creation of artificial hollows has seen an increase in successful breeding, but more hollows are needed to secure a future for majors. Your donation will contribute to building new hollows at Pine Plains, through a project partnership with Victor and Birdlife Australia's Threatened Bird Network.