Landcare SJ Inc. is a non-profit community based organisation that coordinates landcare in Serpentine Jarrahdale and North Murray.

Our aims:

Support Black Cockatoos

Halt the alarming decline in the numbers of cockatoos by supplementing their nesting sites—natural hollows in trees–that are being increasingly lost in the natural environment due to urbanisation and land clearing.

Involve and educate the wider community

10 years ago we designed  an artificial nesting box that would provide the Black Cockatoos with an alternative, replicating as closely as possible the conditions they choose in their natural habitat. We called it the COCKATUBE ®.

Over the last 10 years the COCKATUBE ® nesting box has been researched and developed by Landcare SJ Inc. in co-operation with the WA Museum, the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) and people with a passion to help these critically endangered birds.

The COCKATUBE is now used extensively throughout South Western Australia by DPAW, WA Museum, Birdlife Australia, Catchment groups, local governments, schools, universities, Government agencies and private landowners for over 10 years. The design reflects research recommendations and natural hollow habitat to ensure optimum breeding conditions.

 The COCKATUBE ® is an industrial strength product and with some maintenance will last 50 years plus.