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DRB Nats – Everything Black Cockatoo, with Sam Clarke of Karaakin and Adam Peck of Birdlife Australia

19 February, 7:00 pm-9:30 pm

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Everything Black Cockatoos – Identifying, Counting, Rehabilitating and Conserving. 

Venue: Woodlupine Hall, 88 Hale road, Forrestfield.

Please note: COVID19. The DRB Nats committee have met and decided that it is now safe for this event to go ahead and we will be taking some precautions to protect members who attend:

  • Members and visitors will have to bring their own food and drink.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available and should be used when entering.
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Volunteers will be organised to clean the facility before and after the event.
  • You will be required to give your details to volunteers who will complete a register or persons attending.
    Please do not attend if unwell (call the DRB Nats phone number on 0436 448 647 to let us know).

Please complete the RSVP if you intend to attend on the night so that we know how many people are coming. If you have completed the RSVP but can’t attend because you are unwell, please call the DRB Nats phone on 0436 448 647.
***If there is insufficient numbers attending the event, we will cancel and let all persons registered know***

Further details: As per usual we will be accepting cash for the entry fee for the night. The people handling the cash will be using gloves and we will have hand sanitiser readily available. 

Black Cockatoos, Karaakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre webpage:

There are three species of black cockatoo that are endemic to the South West of Western Australia – the Baudin’s black cockatoo, the Carnaby’s cockatoo, and the Forest Red-tailed black cockatoo.  The Baudin’s and Carnaby’s cockatoo each have white tail feathers and a similar “wee-loo” call, while the Forest Red-tailed black cockatoo has distinctive red tail feathers and a “kaarak” call.

All are threatened with extinction due to land clearing, illegal shooting, vehicle strikes, and competition with other species for nesting hollows.

Currently, it is estimated that there are only 10,000 Baudin’s cockatoos, 10,000 to 20,000 Carnaby’s cockatoos, and 10,000 to 15,000 Red-tailed black cockatoos left in the wild. Therefore, it is essential to rescue and save as many black cockatoos as we can.

The Speakers

We are being spoilt with two speakers for this event. Adam Peck is from Birdlife Australia and is the Black Cockatoo Project Coordinator. Sam Clarke is the Education Officer from Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre.

Birdlife Australia – Threatened Black-Cockatoos (south-western Australia)

Black Cockatoos, Birdlife Australia:   Four in flight – Carnabys Black Cockatoo, Fitzgerald NP,

Geoff Hunter:

Baudin’s Black-Cockatoo, Carnaby’s Back-Cockatoo and the Forest Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo are all listed as threatened under both state and federal legislation. BirdLife Australia works with local communities, landholders and land managers to secure the protection and conservation of black-cockatoos throughout south-western Australia. Practical recovery actions include restoration of priority remnant vegetation, fencing, controlling weeds and competitors, and protecting nesting sites.

Recovery activities include:

  • Community engagement programs and education
  • Supporting private landholder to preserve and restore priority remnant vegetation
  • Provision of funds to support fencing, revegetation, weed control and competitor control
  • Identification and prioritisation of nesting sites for recovery actions
  • Data collection and nest monitoring
  • Encouraging and assisting landholders, industry and communities in implementing cockatoo-friendly management practices
  • Facilitating the implementation of Voluntary Management Agreements and Conservation Covenants, to help solidify commitment to conservation and secure habitat for the species into the future

Photo of Adam Peck:

 

Adam Peck has worked for BirdLife Australia for 5 years, coordinating The Great Cocky Count and Black-Cockatoo breeding surveys. BirdLife Australia is a not for profit group focused on monitoring birds and protecting birds and their habitats.

The talk will describe Black-Cockatoo identification, biology and ecology, behaviour and threats. It will also explain The Great Cocky Count methodology (a citizen science survey which happens every autumn in WA) and describe how you can get involved.

Black Cockatoo family (Claire Greenwell):

For further information go to:

https://birdlife.org.au/projects/southwest-black-cockatoo-recovery

To support Birdlife Australia, go to:

https://support.birdlife.org.au/donate

Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre – Sam Clarke

Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo (Karaakin webpage):

Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoos (Karaakin):  Rex (Baudins Black Cockatoo) and Muffy (Karaakin webpage):

Kaarakin is based on the Noongar word “Kaarak” which means “black cockatoo”.

Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre is a specialist wildlife centre located in Perth, Western Australia, dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured wild native black cockatoos. We are the only facility dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of black cockatoos in Australia.

Kaarakin is currently home to approximately 200 black cockatoos at various stages of rehabilitation. We are a not -for-profit organisation and we rely on volunteers and donations as well as our private tours and other fundraising events to continue our rescue and rehabilitation work.

Sam will speak more on the rehabilitation side of black cockatoos, their threats and what Kaarakin is doing to help them.

Rehab of Black Cockatoo (Karaakin webpage):

You can support Karaakin at:

You can also adopt a black cockatoo:

PLEASE NOTE VENUE: Woodlupine Hall, 88 Hale Road, Forrestfield.

It is a modern, well-equipped and large venue all on one level with easy access, inside toilets, plenty of parking and plenty of seats. We won’t be squashed up any more and we don’t have to put a numbers limit on visitors any more. It’s all good! (Thanks to the City of Kalamunda for making it possible for us.)

Target audience: This will be suitable for anyone who is interested in black cockatoos, birds in general or conservation and rehabilitation of birds and animals    . This is your night. Bring the whole family, aged 6 and above, all welcome. We are an inter-generational, family friendly, high energy group. It doesn’t matter if you are a raw beginner, a passionate amateur or a professional scientist, there will be something for you. Visitors and members welcome.

Plus

  • Kids’ talk – one of your younger members will be giving a 5 minutes kids’ talk – details to be announced
  • Boffins talk – A member will give an 8 minutes Boffins’ talk – to be announced.
  • Nature road show”. Members and visitors are encouraged to bring items to place on the display table or to send photographs to the MC in advance, e.g. a sample flower, an insect, and so on – anything of natural history interest that has legally been obtained. If we have time, one of our experts will identify them or briefly talk about them, or the person bringing them can talk about where they saw it, etc. Photographs are particularly welcome, as everyone can see them. If you wish to show a photograph please email it, no later than the day before, to our MC for this night, and she/he will include it on her PowerPoint slides. We have a dedicated email for this purpose” DRBChair@wanaturalists.org.au
  • Thing of the month / Things coming up next month: These two presentations are about things in nature happening this month and things coming up, so if you have any photos or information, send them to: DRBChair@wanaturalists.org.au
  • Door prizes: You could also be the lucky winner of a door prize. We make sure there are prizes for both members and visitors.
  • Raffle: We will have a great raffle  – please raid your piggy bank for a bit more cash, $5 for 3 tickets. Prizes are: a painting of a wren , done with Pyrography ( wood burning ) and then painted over with water colour, by Bill Fitzgerald and a bird box by Joe Tonga (donated by Mike and Rachel Green).

Time: Please come at 7.15pm or earlier if you wish, for a 7.30pm start as we start promptly. We are open from 6.45pm. We finish formal proceedings no later than 9.30pm and stay for refreshments and socialising afterwards any time up until 10.20pm.

Donation: All this for only a donation of $3 per person for adult members ($0 for child members), and $5 per adult visitor and $1 per visiting child to help with the costs of running the club, venue hire, insurance and so on. Includes tea and coffee and home-made cake and biscuits (including gluten free). Please bring the right CASH to help us avoid long queues. Thanks. We do not have EFTPOS facilities yet.

Entrance: It is a condition of entry that everyone signs in on arrival, thank you.

Parking: Free parking right outside.

Wheelchair access: Everything is on one level.

Toilets: Are inside.

Bookings: Please make a booking through our website so we know how many people will be attending.

See you there for fabulous night.

Details

Date:
19 February
Time:
7:00 pm-9:30 pm
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Organiser

Bradley Cox.
Phone:
0417564910
Email:
bradleywcox@outlook.com

Other

Speaker
Adam Peck (Birdlife Australia) : Sam Clarke (Kaarakin)
Topic
Everything Black Cockatoos - Identifying, Counting, Rehabilitating and Conserving. 

Venue

Woodlupine Community Centre Hall
88 Hale Road
Forrestfield, Western Australia 6058 Australia
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