cockatoos in the classroom flyer

Cockatoos in the Classroom

The 2018 Great Cocky Count Birdlife Australia- The Great Cocky Count is a long-term citizen science survey and the biggest single survey for black-cockatoos in Western Australia. On one night in autumn, volunteers monitor known roost sites and count black-cockatoos as they come in to their evening roosts. Records submitted from across the southwest provide […]

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo inspecting an artificial nesting box outside the Landcare SJ office in Mundijong.

Measuring NRM Success – Project Update

State NRM Project 2016, CCGL15461: MEASURING NRM SUCCESSES IN SERPENTINE JARRAHDALE. Read all about the latest news on this project as written by project officer Sarah Way-   Since commencing with Landcare at the end of May, Sarah has been systematically reviewing all Landcare’s project data from 2007 through to the present. Not surprisingly, Landcare’s […]

Help conserve native wildlife. New artificial nest box design.

Artificial nest boxes are becoming increasingly important in wildlife conservation as more trees are cleared and natural nesting hollows are not available. We can help by planting more trees but whilst we are waiting for tree hollows to form we can install nest boxes. Landcare member Alan Elliott has been busy working on the design […]

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 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 […]

A downloadable guide to growing native plant species in Serpentine Jarrahdale and North Murray

Project Grants Update

Landcare SJ has successfully applied for some new grant funding that covers a range of projects. Update from Teele Hooper-Worrell (Landcare SJ officer) State NRM CAPACITY GRANT Small 2015- This grant titled ‘Mid Swan Coastal Plain Native Species for Landcare Projects’ Provides $6,197.00 ex GST to produce 4000 copies of the Keeping It Local Booklet. […]

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 […]