Help count glossy black-cockatoos

VOLUNTEERS are being sought for the annual survey of glossy black-cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami)  in the Redlands.

SURVEY: Council is looking for volunteers for the annual survey of glossy black-cockatoos.

SURVEY: Council is looking for volunteers for the annual survey of glossy black-cockatoos.

The survey will be on Sunday, October 14.

Mayor Karen Williams said the survey was an important part of efforts to protect one of the rarest and most threatened cockatoos in Australia.

Since recordings began at Redlands Coast in 1998 there have been more than 1500 sightings of glossies.

Around 98 per cent of these have occurred on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands and North Stradbroke Island.

“We are blessed with a naturally wonderful place to live and glossy black-cockatoos, or glossies, contribute to Redlands Coast’s biodiversity,” Cr Williams said.

“Redland City Council is an active partner of The Glossy Black Conservancy and works with community on planting programs, education and research.”

Cr Williams said annual food-tree planting in early September on Macleay Island saw 600 native she-oak seedlings go into the ground.

“This was a wonderful collaborative effort and I’d like to thank community volunteers for this achievement,” Cr Williams said.

Volunteers are asked to attend a pre-survey workshop on Saturday, October 6.

The workshop will be at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre from 10am to 1pm and volunteers will be assigned their survey area, be able to listen to an informative talk, and hone their bird identification skills. 

Register attendance at the workshop by contacting IndigiScapes on 3824 8611.

For more information on glossy black-cockatoos visit indigiscapes.com.au .