Call out for Black-Cockatoo hollows in the Southwest of WA

New developments are ever encroaching on bushland in the region. As sometimes important habitat stands to be cleared, we are on the lookout for information that could protect certain sites. In specific, we would like to know where black cockatoos breed so we can report this to DBCA and further protection is given to these sites.

This is especially important in your area where unique and diverse Jarrah Forest provides breeding habitat for the three threatened species of Black Cockatoo in Western Australia.
Made up of dense forest and extremely large trees it has presented a challenge to find and inspect hollows in the region.

We are hoping to gain more information on breeding sites anywhere from Augusta to Busselton and inland to Nannup, Bridgetown and Manjimup. It is important to have sites like these listed with Birdlife WA, as knowledge on these adds to the protection of their breeding habitat and the surrounding foraging habitat.
We are after sites where there are trees with hollows that are 10cm to 20cm (or above) in diameter with chipping on the side of the entrance or where black cockatoo activity around the hollow has been seen.

If you know of any sites in the south-west where you suspect black cockatoos are breeding, please feel free to contact either myself or Christine Wilder.

Dr Sam Rycken - WA Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo Coordinator

BirdLife WA

Posted on May 04, 2023 03:56 AM by kezzza4 kezzza4

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