See the search for the elusive night parrot, which was rediscovered in Queensland two years ago with conservationists likening the moment to finding the holy grail
A secretive 56,000-hectare conservation reserve has been established in Queensland in an effort to protect a tiny population of endangered night parrots.
Two years ago, the elusive night parrot was rediscovered after being thought lost for more than 75 years. It was big news in the bird world.
The editor of Birdlife Magazine Sean Dooley summed it up as: "The bird watching equivalent of finding Elvis flipping burgers in an outback roadhouse".
South Australian Museum collection manager Dr Philippa Horton called the find: "One of the holy grails, one of the world's rarest species probably".
After a long search, naturalist John Young found the bird and some feathers on a property west of the town of Longreach in July 2013.
He revealed his photographs and evidence to the world, but not the location.