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Get involved in the Great Cocky Count

Published on Tuesday 11 February, 2020

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Learn how you can take part in the single biggest survey of black cockatoos in Western Australia, at a workshop on Wednesday 19 February, in the City of Gosnells.

The Great Cocky Count is a long-term citizen science survey, where volunteers use one evening, on Sunday 5 April, to monitor and count black cockatoos at known roost sites across Western Australia.

The data will be used to record black cockatoo numbers over time, and determine any changes in population and distribution.

The count has been taking place for 10 years and last year involved more than 900 participants. 

City of Gosnells Mayor David Goode said the workshop will be delivered by the not-for-profit organisation Bird Life, in partnership with the City.

“Participants will learn about the birds’ ecology, biology, behaviour and threats and they will be provided with instruction on how to conduct the count,” he said.

“Whether you know of a black cockatoo roosting spot or are just interested in contributing to this study, I encourage you to come along and learn how you can get involved.”  

The workshop will take place at the Gosnells RSL Hall, 2 Mills Road West in Martin between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

Light refreshments will be provided and registrations are required by Monday 17 February, by emailing us at

For more information, please contact the City on 9397 3000 or visit the link below.