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Great Cocky Count Workshop

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by Rhiannon Bristow-Stagg (subscribe)
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Attend a free workshop hosted by the City of Melville and find out how to be involved in the Great Cocky Count in 2016.

The Great Cocky Count is an annual survey of Black-Cockatoo numbers across Western Australia. The focus is on the endangered Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris), but the vulnerable Baudin's Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus baudinii) and Forest Red-Tailed Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii naso) are also counted.

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Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo Pic: Keith Lightbody

On April 3rd 2016, at sunset, you can play your part as a citizen scientist to help gain a better understanding of these unique and endangered species. Volunteers will monitor known roost sites and count black-cockatoos as they come in to their evening roosts.

Learn more about these beautiful birds. The information workshop will be held at Piney Lakes on 11th March 6-7:30pm and includes guest speaker Joe Tonga. RSVP to
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Why? Play your part
When: 11th March 2016
Where: Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre
Cost: Free
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