Shoalhaven City Council’s environmental team are assisting the Botanic Gardens and Birdlife Australia in spreading the word for the Ibis and Cockatoo Community Survey Aussie Bird Count.
As part of National Bird Week, 17-23 October, Birdlife Australia is coordinating the Aussie Backyard Bird Count. Wildlife Ecologists want to find out where all the Australian White Ibis and Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are across Australia.
This survey aims to gain a better understanding of the distribution and abundance of the two birds in NSW.
Australian White Ibis
Increasingly, Ibis are moving into urban environments bringing them into conflict with humans, affecting aircraft safety, water quality and biodiversity.
The population started in 2014 and the survey aims to gain a better understanding of the distribution and abundance of Cockatoos across Australia, particularly in urban areas. Cockatoos are moving into urban environments where they compete with other native species for large nesting hollows
To get involved, report the White Ibis or Sulphur Crested Cockatoo by: