Glossy Black-Cockatoo plant and seek


Did you know that Redland City includes habitat for the Glossy Black-Cockatoo?

Glossy Black-Cockatoos are one of the more threatened species of cockatoo in Australia, and listed as vulnerable in Queensland.

Redland City Environmental Spokesperson Councillor Lance Hewlett said Redland IndigiScapes Centre had two events happening to help ensure the survival of these magnificent birds.

“We need willing helpers to ensure our annual Glossy-black food tree planting day on Sunday 21 September 2014 and survey day Sunday 19 October 2014 are successful,” Cr Hewlett said.

“More than 700 trees need to be planted at the food tree planting day from 9.30am – 11.30am at Karrawarra Park, Macleay Island.

“IndigiScapes will provide the plants and equipment required, so all people need to bring is their own sun protection, enclosed shoes and drinking water.”

Mainland residents can pre-register with IndigiScapes to arrange transfers to the planting site on Macleay Island, catching the 9am ferry departing from Weinam Creek Marina, Banana Street, Redland Bay (Translink fares apply).

Cr Hewlett said Council would also be conducting the annual survey in the Redlands on Sunday 19 October 2014 as part of the Glossy Black Conservancy.

“With previous bird sightings on the mainland and bay islands, volunteers are needed from throughout the Redlands for the count.”

To join in the survey day, residents are asked to attend a volunteer workshop to hone their bird identification skills and be assigned a survey area before the survey day:

 Island workshops: 27 September
• 9am – 12pm, Macleay Island Progress Hall
• 1pm – 3pm, Russell Island Kennedy Farm

Mainland workshops:
• 20 September – 9am – 12noon IndigiScapes
• 15 October – 6.30pm – 9pm IndigiScapes

To learn more or register your attendance at a Glossy Black-Cockatoo workshop or annual tree planting day, contact Redlands IndigiScapes Centre on 3824 8611.