2018 Great Cocky Count Sunday 8 April 2018

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.

'The Great Cocky Count is a long-term citizen science survey coordinated by Birdlife WA. It is 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'. Local participation in the Count is coordinated through Nature Conservation' s partnership project with the Capes Bird Group and the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and funded through the Shire' s Environmental Management Fund.

Nature Conservation is encouraging local residents to volunteer for this year's Great Cocky Count. The more counters the more information about black cockatoos can be collected and the better our chance of making a difference to their conservation. Register now using the link below. Registrations close on 18 March 2018. For more information visit Birdlife WA's website http://www.birdlife.org.au/projects/southwest-black-cockatoo-recovery/great-cocky-count-swbc or contact Shapelle McNee our Coordinator of the Black Cockatoo Project on 0439 668 693 or mshapelle@hotmail.com