If you saw the 2018 news post containing an update on the success of our Carnaby's Cockatoo nest-boxes in the Porongurups, you might be as thrilled as we are to know that a recent grant provided by the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife
has seen FIVE more cockatoo boxes added to this breeding site! The latest installation brings the total number of cockatoo breeding
sites now available to 12: one natural tree-hollow and 11 nest-boxes. I
have just returned from the Porongurups after installing the new boxes and
was excited to have observed female Carnaby's Cockatoos emerge from
two of the existing nest-boxes, suggesting incubation has already begun
for two pairs. At the end of 2019, all seven sites were occupied and five
pairs fledged chicks. With five new, vacant sites now available,
we are looking forward to seeing how many pairs of this precious,
Endangered species breed in 2020!
To see a video documenting the early success of nest-boxes at this site, which includes footage of the cockatoos and a beautiful nestling, click here.
|One of the newly installed nest-boxes for Carnaby's Cockatoo in the Porongurup Range.|