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Wings of Identity: Great Glossy Count Training Workshop

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  • Daisy Hill Koala Centre
    253 Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill QLD 4127, Australia

Ready to learn how to locate and identify glossy black-cockatoos (also known as ‘Glossies’) and their feed trees in the wild?

Come along to this interactive workshop to learn more about this vulnerable species. You'll get a chance to get up close to a glossy black-cockatoo and other native wildlife with Martin Fingland from Geckoes Wildlife, as well as take a short guided walk-through Daisy Hill Forest to identify the feed trees and habitat of Glossies.

The workshop 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

Participants will also have the opportunity to sign on to the second annual Great Glossy Count which will be held on 9 -10 September. Delivered by Birdlife Australia, across the South-eastern areas of Glossy Black-Cockatoo habitat, this citizen science event is a great opportunity to get outdoors and survey Glossies and their feeding habitat.

Important information:

  • Sign up today, spaces are limited
  • This event is recommended for children 12 years and over – parental/guardian supervision required.
  • If you can no longer attend, please cancel your booking via Eventbrite to free up your place to those who are on the waiting list. Alternatively, contact the Councils Environment Team on 07 3412 4491 or
  • For more information email or visit the Glossy Black Conservancy website.

This workshop is delivered as part of the City of Logan's Environmental Events and Activities program in partnership with the Glossy Black Conservancy.

Location Information

Location: Daisy Hill Koala Centre - 253 Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill. Make your way to the theatre inside the Daisy Hill Koala Centre by 9.30am. Parking: along the ring road inside Daisy Hill Conservation Park.