BirdLife WA is on the lookout for some excellent tree hollows that are of breeding size for Black Cockatoos. As part of our Breeding program, we are always interested in the location of new breeding sites for our endangered black cockatoo species here in Western Australia. But we can’t be everywhere at once and WA is a big place. That’s why we need you! So, the next time you are walking along in our beautiful southwestern forest and come across a hollow that might very well be a Black Cockatoo hollow, let us know!

BirdLife has set up a survey through an app called Survey 123 from ArcGIS. All you have to do is download Survey123 on your phone through your Google Store or Apple Store. You can then follow the link in this article (through the QR code or through the link) which will take you to the survey which can be opened in the app. Once you have downloaded the survey on your phone, you can open it at any given moment (even when offline) and fill in the survey when you discover a hollow. It even allows you to take a picture of the tree so we can easily find it again later on. When you complete the survey you save it in the outbox and when you are back in range of internet you can send the survey from the outbox. BirdLife will receive this information then and will know exactly where the hollow was seen and what it looks like.

We are still in need of hollow locations in the Southwest as we lack data in this region. This is becoming more and more important as we are seeing a lot of development in places like Margaret River and others, where hollow bearing trees might come under threat. In addition, if you see a tree hollow but it is being used by a Corella, we still want to know about it for our invasive species project. As Corellas are direct competitors with Black Cockatoos for hollows this is also important information.

Link for Survey123 (Apple): https://apps.apple.com/us/app/arcgis-survey123/id993015031

Link for Survey123 (Google Play): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details...

Follow this link for the survey or use the QR code in comments below: https://survey123.arcgis.app/...

If you would like to participate and would like more information on the Hollow survey and how to conduct it, please feel free to get in touch with Sam Rycken at sam.rycken@birdlife.org.au

Posted on August 08, 2023 08:42 AM by kezzza4 kezzza4


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