21 Sep 2012

Great Cocky Count

This year’s Great Cocky Count shows that Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo numbers are still down. The numbers are about the same as they were in 2011: at that time, in the Swan Region around Perth, they had dropped by 40% since 2010.

The cockatoos are counted at night roosts and since 2010, there has also been a decrease in the number of large roosts. The decrease in number of Carnaby’s counted in the Swan Region since 2010, with no significant improvement since 2011, may indicate the impact of continued habitat loss and degradation.

BirdLife Australia argues it is vital that critical feeding and roosting habitat clearance within the Swan Region is stopped, and existing habitat across the cockatoo’s range is protected and better managed.

The next Great Cocky Count will be held on Sunday 7 April 2013. If you are interested in volunteering for the Great Cocky Count please contact greatcockycount@birdlife.org.au
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