Glossy Black Cockatoo Birding Day

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Council is inviting residents to join this year’s Glossy Black Cockatoo Birding Day to help keep tabs on one of Noosa’s most distinctive bird species.
 
One day per year volunteers come together to survey glossy black cockatoo populations.
 
The ‘glossies’ have a distinctive cockatoo call, typically fly in pairs or groups of three and feed on the seeds of ‘sheoak’ trees, also known as casuarina trees. They are the smaller of the black cockatoos and are listed as a vulnerable species.
 
“Each year volunteers provide valuable data and information to the Glossy Black Cockatoo Conservancy, an organisation committed to conservation of this species,” says Tyron de Kauwe of Council’s Environment Services team.
 
Glossy Black Cockatoo Birding Day is on Sunday, 30 October 2016.
 
Council invites anyone keen to take part to attend a training session at Council from 4pm on Thursday, 27 October.
 
“It’s an opportunity for people to learn how to perform the survey and volunteer for the areas they would like to survey.
 
“Keeping accurate records of the glossies helps our understanding of how these birds live and move around the Noosa area,” Mr de Kauwe said.
 
Council will host a get-together for volunteers from 5pm at Sunshine Beach State High School on Glossy Black Cockatoo Birding Day.
 
“It’s a great spot to watch the glossies at one of their known drinking spots,” Mr de Kauwe said.
 
To take part in Glossy Black Cockatoo Birding Day, contact Tyron de Kauwe at Council on (07) 5329 6244, or email: tyron.dekauwe@noosa.qld.gov.au

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