Perth Black-Cockatoo workshops a success!

Perth Black-Cockatoo workshops a success!

At the end of May, the Threatened Bird Network, Southwest Black-Cockatoo Recovery Program, and Holcim Australia hosted two day-long workshops in the Perth metro area.

Both workshops were a great success, with over fifty attendees each. The first workshop took place at Kaarakin Black-Cockatoo Conservation Centre. Attendees learnt about Black-Cockatoo identification and conservation with the help of Rexy: Kaarakin’s resident Baudin’s Cockatoo. Participants were then treated to a tour of the centre and got up close and personal with Cockatoos in the aviary. Holcim's Gosnells site provided a mix of native seedlings for the event and the workshop finished with a tree planting to restore habitat on site (in the rain!).

The next day Edith Cowan University (ECU) Joondalup’s School of Science hosted another workshop on campus. During the morning, participants learnt how to identify and help conserve Black-Cockys from Birdlife staff. ECU Alumni Candice Le Roux shared information about roost sites, which she studied as part of her honors research. ECU is one of few sites in suburban Perth lucky enough to have breeding Carnaby’s Cockatoos. During the afternoon, Candice led a tour around campus explaining Carnaby’s breeding ecology and showed participants how volunteers monitor nestboxes around campus.

If you missed the workshops but would like to learn more about Black-Cockatoos, you can find more information on the Southwest Black-Cockatoo Project, including details about our citizen science programs here

 Workshop participants planting native trees at Kaarakin. Trees were donated by Holcim from their Gosnells site. 

Workshop participants planting native trees at Kaarakin. Trees were donated by Holcim from their Gosnells site. 

 Birdlife's Southwest Black Cockatoo Project Coordinator Rebecca Boyland having a close encounter at Kaarakin.

Birdlife's Southwest Black Cockatoo Project Coordinator Rebecca Boyland having a close encounter at Kaarakin.

 Workshop participants enjoying a tour.

Workshop participants enjoying a tour.

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