Welcome Pack

Dear friend,
Thank you for registering as a volunteer for Australia’s first Great Glossy Count, 26 March 2022. This page contains everything you need to participate in the event:

Volunteer Code of Conduct, Risks and Insurance.

How to participate in the Great Glossy Count.

FAQs for the
Great Glossy Count. 

Using Birdata to record your data.

Great Glossy Count data sheet 

(to print in case you cannot use Birdata in the field)

Please review these documents, which contain links to useful resources for identifying Glossies and their feed trees. If you have any questions, contact the Great Glossy Count team.

All volunteers must complete the Fieldwork Sign-on Form before participating in the Count.

For those who missed or would like to re-watch the online Zoom workshop held earlier this week, you can view the recording here.

This citizen science event is taking place across the distribution of the South-eastern Glossy Black-Cockatoo in Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, and Victoria.

Data collected during the Great Glossy Count will support vital bushfire recovery and conservation work by informing habitat management for these birds.

Once the Great Glossy Count has concluded, you can continue to record Glossy Black-Cockatoo sightings via Birdata.

This project is a partnership between BirdLife Australia and the Glossy Black Conservancy, funded by BirdLife Australia’s supporters and a grant awarded under the Australian Government’s Regional Bushfire Recovery for Multiregional Species and Strategic Projects Program. 

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