Volunteers needed in the American River area- Kangaroo Island

Volunteers needed in the American River area- Kangaroo Island

The Natural Resources Kangaroo Island (NRKI) Glossy Black-Cockatoo Recovery Program, currently sponsored by Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers, are looking for volunteers.

In previous years volunteers have contributed on average more than 500 hours a year, providing invaluable assistance to the bird’s recovery.

In particular the recovery program is now keen to establish a group of volunteers in the American River area who can check that the glossy nests are protected from possums, and keep an eye out for any new nests.

Glossy Black Cockatoo Recovery Program Manager, Karleah Berris, said American River has become a hub of activity for Glossy Black-Cockatoos in recent years.

“In 2017, seven pairs of glossies bred in American River, with five successfully rearing a chick to fledging. This increase in population in the area has been mainly due to the installation of artificial nest boxes and the protection of nests from possums. We’d love this work to continue but we need volunteers to help.”

If you would like to volunteer please contact Karleah Berris on (08) 8553 4444 or email karleah.berris@sa.gov.au

Photo: supplied by Karleah Berris

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