Glossy Black-Cockatoo Birding Day
  • Last updated:
  • 25 Jun 2019

The Glossy Black Conservancy is coordinating its fifth annual survey on Sunday, 19 October. Efforts from this event aim for a better understanding of population size and distribution throughout South East Queensland and North Eastern New South Wales.

The Glossy Black Cockatoo is listed as a vulnerable species under the Queensland Nature Conservation Act. Despite this status little is known about this enigmatic species. For more information on Glossy Black Cockatoos and the Glossy Black Conservancy please visit the Conservancy's website.

If you would like to assist in the conservation of this species then please volunteer your time and spend the day bush walking while looking and listening for the tell-tale signs of a Glossy. To register your interest email: mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Please include your address, phone number and if you have a specific area you wish to monitor. It may be your own property or a local park or reserve. Those that do not specify a location will be allocated a location based on previous sightings and proximity to home. The survey runs from dawn till dusk gathering data on where the birds are roosting at night, feeding during the day and drinking in the evening.

Identification and information workshops will be held to provide information required to monitor on the day. This includes survey protocols, how to positively identify a Glossy and to distinguish between adult males/females and juvenile birds. The workshops will be aimed at those wishing to volunteer for Birding Day, however anyone that would like to learn more about this species is welcome.

Caloundra Workshop

Thursday 16 October - 3.00pm to 5.00pm
Caloundra Administration Building
Omrah Avenue, Caloundra.

Nambour Workshop

Thursday 9 October 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Fred Murray Building,
Currie Street, Nambour.

Booking for workshops is essential and can be done online via council's Community Groups Directory

Conservation field day cancelled

Sadly we had to cancel the Conservation Field Day that was planned for August. We had unfavourable weather conditions two weekends running and due to a number of reasons we have been unable to find a suitable alternative date.  We thank all those who were involved in its organisation and the presenters, suppliers and those of you who registered and put things on hold while we tried to find a new date, but it just didn't work out. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Instead we encourage you to consider attending the number of Land for Wildlife and Community Nature Conservation workshops programmed over the coming months. Please refer to your latest copy of the Land for Wildlife newsletter or email us at communitynature@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au. We look forward to seeing you all at next year's Conservation Forum. 

Photographs - Dean West