Local woman’s black cockatoo mission

Local woman’s black cockatoo mission

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Inspiration of waterer in Kensington Bushland

One local resident is reaching out to the community in the hope of helping our endangered Black Cockatoo’s.

Melinda Glover has been volunteering for Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre for more than five years.

Ms Glover has put a call out to the community to ask where locals have regularly sighted Black Cockatoo’s to find suitable parks for bird waterers.

“I’ve asked the local community because I believe they have the best information because the parks are around their homes,” Ms Glover said.

After she has gathered all the relevant information, the best parks for waterers will be determined.

After hearing about the bird waterer in Kensington Bushland, Ms Glover wanted to implement bird waterers in Perth’s southeast.

The waterer’s were designed to be four metres high with four troughs and lots of perches, allowing it to cater for native birds including Black Cockatoo’s.

Having tall waterers allows Black Cockatoo’s to perch and have room to take off in flight, which can be difficult at lower elevations due to their size and weight.

Three species of Black Cockatoo’s have been endangered for 21 years, the Baudin, Carnaby and Forest Red.

Black Cockatoo’s are impacted by habitat loss, vehicle strikes and can be attacked or preyed on by other birds and animals.

The Black Cockatoo’s also source their diet from native trees.

Ms Glovers project, No Where To Fly Home encourages the community to plant more Marri, Jarrah and Banksia trees for the Black Cockatoo’s survival.