OVER the years, we have experienced at first-hand the decline of the white-tailed black cockatoo.
When we moved into Currambine some 15 years ago there was a shallow valley across the park in front of our house where we would take our dog for a walk.
Many times we would see dozens ” perhaps even a hundred ” of these magnificent birds settle on the old trees and banksia bushes for a feed.
Then in 2009, the freeway was extended straight up the valley to Burns Beach Road and every tree and shrub was destroyed.
Now, if we are lucky, we hear that characteristic call about once a month. We look up and see perhaps five or six of these wonderful birds winging their way over the rooftops, looking for a place to feed and roost.
And winging their way to oblivion’