Who is involved?

PIPwatch website was set up to support research and conservation of Pied / Torresian Imperial Pigeons. New supporters and new participants are always welcome. Read here or contact Dr Julia Hazel, see link below.


Dr Julia Hazel at James Cook University is researching PIP/TIP breeding ecology and population dynamics, coordinating citizen-science data collection and maintaining this website. You can find her contact details here.

Dr John Winter is scientific adviser and data manager for long-term monitoring of PIPs/TIPs at North Brook Island.

Many others are involved in conducting seasonal counts at North Brook Island, Green Island and Low Isles – too many to list – grateful thanks to all!

Citizen-science participants
Graphic above for the first pipwatch monitoring season, many have joined in since then, thanks to all!

Scientific support from James Cook University is ongoing.

Funding support from the Thorsborne Trust is gratefully acknowledged.

Conservation leadership and ongoing inspiration come from Margaret Thorsborne AO and the late Arthur Thorsborne.