Volunteers urged to flock to cockatoo count

THE Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Recovery Team and BirdLife Australia are calling on volunteers to take part in the annual count for the endangered south eastern birds on May 5.

“For over 20 years hundreds of volunteers have been combing the region’s stringy bark forests looking for flocks of our beautiful but elusive Red-tails,” project coordinator Bronwyn Perryman said.

“Participating in the count is easy – all you need is a survey partner or group, binoculars, a love of the bush and a vehicle, preferably a four-wheel dirve.”

Volunteer groups are allocated one of around 60 sites in forest within the Red-tail’s range to drive

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