Documentary about the race to
save one of the world's rarest parrots

Now available on DVD for $20 plus shipping costs.

Your purchase supports the Western Ground Parrot Recovery Project with 50% of the sale proceeds going directly towards the captive breeding project.

If you are based in Australia you can also purchase the DVD by sending us a cheque or money order for the amount of $24.
We can only accept Australian cheques

Secrets at Sunrise film is also available to purchase as a download from Riggs Australia.

Filmed entirely in Western Australia, this documentary tells the fascinating story of a team of conservation experts and dedicated volunteers working together to save one of the world's rarest birds, the Western Ground Parrot.

The film captures the challenges of working in remote environments trying to save a cryptic bird which wasn't photographed in the wild until 2004 and whose numbers are likely less than 150 individuals; an enigmatic parrot that chooses to live on the ground, generally only making its presence known when it calls at dawn and dusk.

Western Australian filmmaker Jennene Riggs has spent the past three years following the team from remote Cape Arid National Park where the only known population of the critically endangered parrot was almost wiped out by devastating bushfires, to Perth Zoo where attempts are under way to breed the birds in captivity.

We are exploring options for further screenings and details on these will be posted once they can be confirmed.

All proceeds received by the Friends of the Western Ground Parrot from screenings will go towards our fundraising campaign.

For more information about the Western Ground Parrot
Parrot please visit the following website.

For more information about film-maker Jennene Riggs
please visit the following website.

This documentary was made possible through a grant from the State Natural Resource Management Program supported by Royalties for Regions

and filmed with support from

For more information please contact Friends of the Western Ground Parrot or Riggs Australia

Media Kit is available here