How many Carnabys have you got at your place?
This white tailed black cockatoo, said to be the bringer of rain, is a unique WA bird which due to habitat loss is listed as a threatened species.
Wheatbelt NRM is working with the community to protect these birds and their nesting sites, but we need to know where they are.
Carnabys visit the Wheatbelt between July and March when they use hollows in old, old eucalypts to nest in.
As we talk to community we are hearing reports of Carnabys being sighted from Bakers Hill to Kellerberrin and out past Hyden, and not just the white tails but also reports of the red tailed black cockatoos as well.
Have you seen them? We are asking community members to report your sightings using a simple smart device application. This will enable us to identify their nesting sites and work to protect them so that each year the mating pairs can return to breed.
We now have a Survey for a range of Wheatbelt species that link together to improve our understanding.
Please click this link to be directed to the Survey 123.
WA Black-Cockatoo Recorder https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/8de324697dfb41b680764e28888ea6cf?open...
We need your help. If you know where they are – let us know.
Above: Inland Red Tail Cockatoos
Above: Baudins Cockatoos
Above: Carnabys Cockatoos
Above: Forest Red Tail Cockatoos
This Wheatbelt NRM project is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.