Cockatube Artificial Hollows Help Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo Recovery

Monitoring the effectiveness of the Landcare SJ COCKATUBE ® at a Black Cockatoo breeding site.

 

Alan, Neil and Francis, from LandcareSJ, visited the Department of Parks and Wildlife trial site north of Cataby.

They were assisting DAFWA Senior Wildlife Officer, Rick Dawson, to monitor natural and artificial hollows.

Monitoring the site includes weighing, measuring and banding the Black Cockatoo chicks before returning them to their nests.

 

 

 

There are 60 Cockatubes ® at this site, designed and built by Landcare SJ.

These Cockatubes have lifted the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo breeding attempts at this site from 41 to 101 over the last two years.

Some birds that have previously fledged from Landcare SJ artificial hollows at this site have returned to breed.

 

 

 

 

Congratulations Parks and Wildlife on your continuing commitment and success in Black Cockatoo recovery.

 

 

 

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