Have you read our article on citizen science? If you have, you’ll know how important contributions to public citizen science datasets are, in order to assist with population monitoring, research, and more.
If you’ve yet to give citizen science a go, or are looking for additional opportunities to participate and contribute, then then this year’s ‘Great Glossy Count’, run by BirdLife Australia, may be of interest. This is an exciting opportunity to take part in a large multi-state event and contribute findings to an important initiative, tracking and monitoring populations of the threatened South-eastern Glossy Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami lathami), supporting their recovery efforts (especially populations impacted by bushfire).
Participants can go it alone but are encouraged to take part in groups. The count will take place across multiple survey sites on Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th September, 2023. Participants are encouraged to spend at least an hour exploring the site, recording sightings of birds and habitat trees (primarily Allocasaurina and Casaurina species). For further information on how to get involved, please visit BirdLife Australia’s Great Glossy Count page.
Image: Sam Johnson / Nature Conservation Council of NSW