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The great inland glossy count

Pilliga National Park


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Did you know that Inland NSW has a significant but declining glossy black cockatoo population? Help us conserve the inland glossy black cockatoo by taking part in a glossy count across 3 national parks.


Pilliga Forest, Pilliga National Park: Saturday 13 February 2021

Goonoo National Park: Saturday 20 February 20210

Goobang National Park: Saturday 27 February 2021

Pilliga National Park
No wheelchair access
Medium. Suitable for all ages. Children under 12 years must be supervised by an adult at all times because the counts take place around water.
No. Bring binoculars and a note pad. 4WD vehicles will be needed to access some sites.
Bookings required.
Please note
This event was cancelled for November 2020, due to safety concerns following bad weather. It is now happening in February 2021.
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Inland NSW’s glossy black cockatoo population is concentrated in woodland and forest areas stretching from Parkes to Narrabri.

Come along and volunteer for this coordinated count of the inland glossy across 3 areas:

You’ll be helping establish the size and extent of the glossy population across these areas.

Sit back and count glossy black cockatoos as they come into known watering holes. Enjoy spending time in some of our amazing national parks and state forests.

The surveys will be happening over 3 weekends in November, to capture the number of birds and offspring from the recent breeding season. You can choose to volunteer at one or multiple sites.

If you’ve got some birdwatching experience that’s great, but the glossy is a very distinctive species and easily identified. The only equipment you’ll need to bring are a pair of binoculars and a notepad. We’ll train you to use your binoculars in this context, and about bird ID and methods used before you start on the day.

The program is being delivered by the NSW Government through a partnership between the Saving our Species Program and the Environmental Trust.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info