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Get ready for the annual Great Cocky Count
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The Great Cocky Count is an annual census of population levels of Black Cockatoos (Carnaby's, Baudin's and Forest Red-Tailed) living in the southwest region of Western Australia. The count is scheduled to happen on Sunday, 7 April 2019. The Great Cocky Count involves people getting together in small groups and heading out to areas to try and spot any Black Cockatoos that might be present.
Bird watchers are encouraged to gather in groups of two or more, to wear protective clothing and sturdy, good quality walking boots, to be prepared for bad weather, to bring a hat and sunscreen, and to bring enough food and water to last them while they're out and doing the count. The Great Cocky Count has been a big success in previous years with a large number of volunteers taking part in the census.
To help people prepare for the count there will be a FREE Great Cocky Count Workshop held at the City of Joondalup Library on Tuesday, 26 February 2019 from 5pm to 6.30pm. The workshop will teach people about Black Cockatoo behaviour, their biology and ecology, the threats that they face, local roosts and how to perform the count. To register for the workshop, click here.