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Join in gang gang cockatoo citizen science project

Publish on 09 Jun 2022 All suburbs Airds, Ambarvale, Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bow Bowing, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Claymore, Denham Court, Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield, Gregory Hills, Holsworthy, Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Long Point, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Minto Heights, Mount Annan, Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Andrews, St Helens Park, Varroville, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Woronora Dam, Outside LGA,

Media Release - 9 June 2022

Gang gang.jpg A male and a femaile gang gang cockatoo in Campbelltown. Photo by Kathy O'Connor

Campbelltown residents are being encouraged to join a citizen science project to spot gang gang cockatoos in the area and to help Council’s Natural Areas team understand where the local population lives in Campbelltown.

Anyone out and about in the local area can report a gang gang cockatoo sighting on Council’s website.

“This project builds on last year’s survey which confirmed the existence of a local breeding population of gang gang cockatoos in Campbelltown,  the hollows we found are critical habitat for breeding,” Mayor George Greiss.

“People in Campbelltown really value our local wildlife so this is a great way to get involved in a project which will contribute to future efforts to preserve this iconic species,” Cr Greiss said.

Information asked in the survey includes an estimate of how many cockatoos were seen, whether they were male (bright red head) or female (dark grey head), what the cockatoos were doing and if they’re regular visitors to the location.

Gang-gang cockatoos have been recommended for listing as an endangered species by the NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee.

 

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