Great Cocky Count Training

Great Cocky Count Training
March 7, 2023 Melinda Snowball


March 7, 2023    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn about black cockatoos and how to count them for the Great Cocky Count on 2 April. Join a practice roost count after the training.

When you join in The Great Cocky Count, (GCC) you’ll be contributing critical data to the largest citizen science project in Western Australia. The GCC survey results inform a science-based discussion on habitat conservation, and is essential to efforts to advocate and plan for Black cockatoo conservation efforts.

Come to this training session and learn:

  • the basics of Black cockatoo ecology
  • how to tell the difference between a Black cockatoo and other birds
  • how to actually do the count – if you’re lucky enough to be at a roost when a big flock comes in, having a few simple tricks up your sleeve is really helpful!

Both the training session and the GCC itself is simple and family-friendly, and you’ll know that your survey will be used to further strengthen the cause for cockatoo conservation science at every level of government.

The training session will be led by Merryn Pryor, Birdlife Australia’s Southwest Black Cockatoo program officer.

Tue., 7 March 2023, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm AWST

Murdoch University Building 440, room 1.036 90 South Street Murdoch, WA 6150