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Join the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Count

27 May, 2020Posted in: Environment, Events
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3 Glossy Black Cockatoo's on tree branch

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging landholders to participate in the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Bird Count this weekend.

“The glossy black-cockatoo is a beautiful and charismatic bird,” said Council’s Environmental Projects Officer, Patrick Tegart.

“They’re classified as a vulnerable species and we’re interested to learn more about our local population and their distribution.”

Landholders within the Great Western Wildlife Corridor who have a dam, creek-line, or watering hole on their property will have the best vantage point for the survey.

The Great Western Wildlife Corridor is located between Bullio and Bungonia and includes the Joadja, High Range, Canyonleigh, Paddys River, Sutton Forest, Penrose, Tallong and Marulan South localities.

“These places are the ideal location to observe glossies as they fly in for their evening drink before heading off to roost for the night,” said Patrick.

“Of course, the more eyes and ears we have on the look-out for the glossies the better so even if you don’t live within the corridor we still want you to participate from your front or backyard.”

The Glossy Black-Cockatoo Bird Count will take place between 3.30 and 5.30 pm on Saturday 30 May 2020.

For more information including survey tips and instructions visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/events or call Wingecarribee Shire Council on phone 4868 0888.

The Glossies in the Mist project is a collaborative project between Council’s Environment Levy Program and the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s Saving our Species program.