Celebrating Black Cockatoos

Black Cockatoos of Jirdarup

The Friends of Kensington Bushland invite you to their walk and talk about the Black Cockatoos of Jirdarup (Kensington Bushland)

Sunday 22nd March 2020 – 3 to 4.30 pm

MEET Rex the Black Cockatoo & Sam Clarke from Kaarakin Conservation Centre and Adam Peck from Birdlife WA

LEARN about these iconic birds: their habitat, habits, and threats; conservation efforts and the Great Cocky Count

JOIN US for a short guided walk to the Black Cockatoo roost.

MEET AT: PCYC Hall, 51 Anketell Street, Kensington

More information and RSVP here

Black Cockatoos at Underwood Avenue Bushland

Carnaby’s cockatoos have been returning from wheatbelt breeding areas since December and the Great Cocky Count on 5 April will give us a good idea of how the population is faring. Currently there are probably several hundred roosting in the suburbs west of Perth.

Recently a flock flew excitedly into the south side of Underwood Avenue Bushland. Included in the flock were juvenile birds some of whom were fed by a parent regurgitating food into their youngster’s beak. Other juveniles were learning how to get food by themselves. A lot of learning has to take place. Adults were seeking grubs from the stems and trunks of Acacia saligna by biting open the wood. Seeds from the Banksia attenuata cones were highly prized. Gradually the birds flew to the north side where the Banksia prionotes is flowering. From these flowering cones the cockatoos can lap nectar and eat any insects found in the cones.

A young male cockatoo flew towards me and landed on the grasstree spike as if to say hello. I returned his unspoken greeting and wished him well for the day’s activities and for the future. By Marg Owen

More wonderful photos on their Facebook page

Walk through Ocean Reef coastal bushland area making way for great Ocean Reef Marina

Bushland lost! If not already cleared, this might be your last chance to see what will go at Ocean Reef. Come along on Saturday 4 April from 08:30 to 11:30. More details here.

Learn what the community bushland representative group, Joondalup Community Coast Care Forum (JCCCF), have had to do to get the best outcome possible for the birds, quendas, graceful sun moth, reptiles and much more.

The Bush Forever site here took a considerable loss last year with MRS rezoning. So the ecological linkage will be greatly diminished. At two points the narrow linkage for resident animals such as quendas, bobtails, lizards, graceful sun moths will be treacherous as they attempt to cross roads.

Many people will be affected by the loss of this irreplaceable coastal natural area that Aussies so much enjoy.

Meeting Place: Meet at Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club, Boat Harbour Quays off Ocean Reef road. Nearest bus stop in Hodges drive.  If you would like to carpool let Sue at UBC know (ubc@bushlandperth.org)

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