Perth Royal Show volunteers with head in a photoboard showing a scarecrow and a chicken.

Landcare SJ takes Cocktube’s to the Perth Royal Show

For the very first time Landcare SJ constructed an interactive stall for the Perth Royal Show. In partnership with the Serpentine Jarrahdale Food and Farm Alliance (SJ FFA), the stall showcased the Cockatube artificial nesting box for the black cockatoos, promotion of the Food and Farm Fest event on May 5th 2018 by displaying local […]

Baudins black cockatoo in red bottle brush tree

Saving Black Cockatoos – local boy leads the way

Local 14 year old schoolboy Sebastian Rapanaro is passionate about supporting endangered Black Cockatoos. Participating in the 2014 Great Cocky Count made him aware of their plight.

Cockatube Artificial Hollows Help Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo Recovery

Monitoring the effectiveness of the Landcare SJ COCKATUBE ® at a Black Cockatoo breeding site.       Alan, Neil and Francis, from LandcareSJ, visited the Department of Parks and Wildlife trial site north of Cataby. They were assisting DAFWA Senior Wildlife Officer, Rick Dawson,  to monitor natural and  artificial hollows. Monitoring the site includes […]

Carnaby’s black cockatoo numbers ‘increase dramatically’ with artificial hollows

Artificial nesting hollows are helping revive the numbers of the critically endangered Carnaby’s black cockatoo, after it lost part of its breeding heartland to bushfire in Western Australia.

Carnaby's Cockatoo sitting on top of a Landcare SJ Cockatube ( artificial hollow)

Landcare SJ Cockatubes – Hope for Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos

Hope for Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos. Rick Dawson said it all “The best Landcare night I have ever attended”. It was truly a great night, a champagne event done on a beer budget.   The MC Francis Smit, introduced community mascot Carnaby Bill for photo opportunities, local elder George Walley to welcome guests to country, David […]

Landcare SJ Cockatubes helping to save Carnaby’s Cockatoos

101 Cockatubes have been installed across WA by the Department of parks and Wildlife. These artificial nesting hollows have been designed and built by Landcare SJ and volunteers.  

Carnaby's Black Cockatoo

Landcare SJ helping to save endangered Black Cockatoos

A four-year-old Carnaby’s cockatoo (above left)  has gone against the odds and is raising a nestling in one of 62 artificial hollows (above right)installed near Badgingarra in the midwest. Wildlife officer Rick Dawson said she didn’t waste any time, laying the egg within four days of the hollows being installed, and bucking the trend which […]