Join up for WA's biggest survey for Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo! The fifth Great Cocky Count (GCC) will take place for one hour at sunset on Sunday 7 April. This community-driven annual survey aims to count as many Carnaby's as possible at their night-time roost sites on a single night each April.

Roosts are places where black-cockatoos rest at night. Important information on the location of critical roosting habitat for cockatoos is collected through the GCC, and is increasing with every survey completed. The 2012 GCC found there has been a 40% decline since 2010 in the number of Carnaby's in the Perth region, where we have three continuous years of robust survey data.

Survey sites are located all over south-west WA, so there's a good chance there's a spot nearby that needs you! Get more information and register as a volunteer at

We need to find more night roosts for both white-tailed and red-tailed cockies. For more information about the GCC or to tell us about a roost site, contact Tamara Kabat on 9287 2204 or 0457 333177 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Great Cocky Count is funded by Perth Region NRM through the Australian Government's Caring for our Country program.


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