Join Nature Conservation in partnership with the Shire of Augusta Margaret River in protecting black cockatoos in the Margaret River region by participating in Birdlife Australia's 2018 Great Cocky Count on Sunday 8 April 2018. To register as a volunteer for the Great Cocky Count please visit Birdlife Australia's Website http://www.birdlife.org.au/projects/southwest-black-cockatoo-recovery/great-cocky-count-swbc
A Great Cocky Count Workshop will be held at the Shire of Augusta Margaret River Council Chambers on Tuesday 6 March 2018 at 5.30 - 7.30 pm. At the workshop Birdlife WA staff will provide a presentation on the aims of this citizen science survey and provide pointers for participating volunteers. It will also be an opportunity to learn the latest information on black cockatoo conservation from the experts.
'The Great Cocky Count is a long-term citizen science survey and the biggest single survey for black-cockatoos in Western Australia. On one night in autumn, volunteers monitor known roost sites and count black-cockatoos as they come in to their evening roosts. Records submitted from across the southwest provide a snapshot of black-cockatoo populations, and over time this has helped us quantify the changes in black-cockatoo numbers'.