Carnaby’s Cockatoo Workshops a Soaring Success

This month, NACC NRM teamed up with Birdlife to deliver workshops in Chapman Valley and Jurien Bay focusing on all things Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo!

NACC NRM Bushcare Officer Jarna Kendle hosted the workshops which were attended by over 50 eager participants.

The groups were treated to an array of presenters including Australian Black Cockatoo specialist Rick Dawson; Peter Mawson of Perth Zoo; Rory Chapple, a keen volunteer and Carnaby lover; and Adam Peck from Birdlife.Together, these experts covered Carnaby monitoring, use of artificial hollows in breeding programs, rehabilitating sick or injured cockatoos and how landholders can use their properties to help populations.

The community plays an important role in conserving Carnabys Black Cockatoos, being the eyes and ears and often playing a major role in locating new roosting and breeding sites. Through working with the community and other local groups, NACC NRM has recently located a new site in the Murchison where further surveys and monitoring will be undertaken on nesting hollows and breeding behavior. 

A special guest popped into our Jurien Bay workshop.

If you have seen Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos or think they could be roosting on your property, please contact NACC NRM’s Bushcare Officer Jarna Kendle at (08) 9938 0108 or

This project is support by NACC NRM through funding from the Australian Government.

Jarna Kendle – Bushcare Officer

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