Carnaby’s cockatoos’ nest between July and January using tree hollows to raise 1 or 2 chicks per year. During this period, the birds will forage within approximately 6km of their nest site to bring food back to their chicks.
Dumbleyung Landcare is working with the South West Catchments Council and Birdlife to halt the decline of the Carnaby’s cockatoo by improving their breeding success. We are working to identify all known nesting sites within the Shire of Dumbleyung and to determine if there is enough foraging habitat available near these nesting sites. The location of nesting sites that are no longer used is also very valuable information, and we are keen for these sites to be identified and remedied.
This project will run for 4 years to identify and improve as many nesting sites as possible.
Pair of Carnaby's Black cockatoo.
South West Catchments Council is implementing a 4-year project with farmers to improve crop pollination in canola, avocados and orchards (apples, stone fruit).
If you farm one or more of these crops, and would like to take part in the project, please email Mike Christensen: firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will start the process with a phone interview. Alternatively, you can do an online survey here. (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JLNGZXV)
For those able to participate in a phone interview we will be giving you a $30 voucher to a rural supplier near you.