Community Awareness

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Birds Queensland offered its services to the Conservancy to increase community awareness by running monthly bird walks for the public in areas known to have Glossy Black-Cockatoos and presenting Glossy Black-Cockatoo information sessions at local council libraries across the south-east Queensland region. These sessions include a detailed PowerPoint presentation, as well as the display of brochures and posters prepared by the Conservancy.

Community awareness of this iconic species is also increased by highlighting the Glossy Black-Cockatoo being the focus species of Bird Week in August / September each year. These events often coincide with radio promotions and targeted surveys for the birds.

These activities have resulted in an increased awareness of the Glossy Black-Cockatoos in the community as well as providing assistance to the Conservancy by improving the accuracy and quantity of records submitted.

The conservancy has also run a number of workshops in various council areas to provide background information on the species while also providing information in brochures, posters, fact sheets, newletters and an Education Kit.

A more recent initiative is the annual Birding Day event that is held throughout the north-east NSW and south-east QLD region. This event serves to engage local community members and keen birders to monitor local populations of Glossy Black-Cockatoos. Members of the public are also able to submit their sightings of Glossy Black-Cockatoos, or evidence of their feeding activity, on this website using the online reporting system.

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