The 2018 report was officially launched on November 28th, at the WA Ecology Centre, Bold Park. Mandy Bamford, BirdLife Australia board member was MC for the event and Adam Peck, Vicki Stokes (both BirdLife Australia) and Michael Parker of Alcoa all gave great presentations. The event also saw the announcement by Alcoa to a further three years’ funding for the Great Cocky Count and associated research and conservation programs.
The event was very well run and attended and was full of great information and encouraging news for the future (as well as some confronting data on black cockatoo numbers of course). Attendees were impressed by the genuine messages and support from Michael Parker; Alcoa are evidently very supportive of BirdLife’s objectives and we can look forward to at least three more years of a productive partnership.
Registrations are open for the tenth Great Cocky Count, which takes place on Sunday April 7. No experience is necessary and we can allocate you to a roost near your home. Register online here.