Birds Australia WA and Department of Environment and Conservation are currently organising The Great Cocky Count 2010 on Wednesday, 7th April 2010 and we’re asking for your assistance.

In 2006 a snapshot survey of Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo by Birds Australia found that at least 4,500 birds utilise the Swan Coastal Plain during the non-breeding season. Since the last count we have managed to identify approximately 100 evening roosts that are used by Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo and we will be attempting to survey every one of these in the 2010 count.

What we need is for volunteers from all across Perth and the wider metropolitan area to survey a chosen evening roost and count the number of birds using the particular site, for approximately an hour around dusk on Wednesday, 7th of April. You will be provided with a pack that will include, amongst other things, detailed instructions and a data sheet on which to record your observations.

To reach our goal of counting every Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo roost we will need as many volunteers as possible so please feel free to spread the word.

As well as The Great Cocky Count 2010 we also have an on-¬going monitoring programme, for which we are also looking for volunteers. If you are interested in being involved, would like more information or have some information regarding Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo that may help us, please contact Quinton Burnham via email or phone. Thank you.

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