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Great Glossy Count Training Walk n Talk

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  • Land for Wildlife Property, Waterfall Creek Rd, Maroon
    Waterfall Creek Rd, Maroon QLD 4310, Australia

Join like-minded bird-lovers to learn how to locate and identify glossy black-cockatoos and their feed trees in the wild.

Catherine Madden from the Scenic Rim Regional Council will present information about glossy black-cockatoo identification and ecology. Participants will also have the opportunity to sign on to the second annual Great Glossy Count which will be held on 9-10 September.

The workshops will cover:

  • Identification of glossy black-cockatoos by sight and sound
  • How to differentiate females, males and juveniles
  • Glossy black-cockatoo ecology and behaviour
  • Identifying and recording feed trees
  • Age classing of orts/chewings
  • Using the Birdata app to record sightings during the Great Glossy Count
  • How to stay safe in the field

Visitors to Gen and Phil's Land for Wildlife property at Maroon include glossy black and yellow-tailed cockatoos. There have also been koala sightings. Plenty of she-oaks and eucalypts. Four cockatubes have recently been installed by Boonah Landcare, targeting glossy blacks. They are not far from a tree that a glossy pair have been recently feeding on.

The peaks of Mt May on the East look over the property and there's scattered views of Lake Maroon to the North. There's a freshwater eco-billabong to encourage wildlife and for people to use too.

Many rocky and steep areas. The cockatubes are close to the cabin meeting spot, a short but steep and loose-underfoot walk to get to them.

This off-grid wilderness property has a composting toilet, water and tea/coffee at the ready for you.

Contact Catherine on 0458 486 008 or via email for further information.