Pinjarra cocky workshop

Pinjarra cocky workshop

A FREE Black Cockatoo training workshop will be held at Bindjareb Park on March 20

The workshop is delivered by Peel-Harvey Catchment Council in partnership with the Shire of Murray and Birdlife WA.

Participants will learn cover identification, habitat needs and food resources.

PHCC’s Rivers 2 Ramsar project officer Jo Garvey said the program focused on enhancing the environment for Black Cockatoos.

“We are emphasising the importance of protecting and enhancing existing native vegetation and biodiversity to create wildlife corridors in the wider landscape, with a focus on the threatened Black Cockatoos,” she said.

The event includes a Walk ‘n’ Talk with a representative from Murray Districts Aboriginal Association, Karak (Red-tailed Black Cockatoo) Dreamtime storytelling by Karrie-Anne Kearing and the chance to share some bush tucker.

Participants will see some installed cockatubes (artificial cockatoo nests) and will gain skills to identify and record Black Cockatoo numbers. They will be encouraged to join in this year’s annual Great Cocky Count on April 3.

WHAT: Black Cockatoo Training Workshop

WHERE: Bindjareb Park

WHEN: Sunday, March 20 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

DETAILS: Register by March 16 by calling 6369 8800 or email admin@peel-harvey.org.au.

Forest red-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchusbanksiinaso). Photo by Keith Lightbody.