Hello Cocky! New homes for Black Cockatoos at MRIS

A new environmental project to help save endangered Black Cockatoos has been launched at MRIS.
Two artificial nesting boxes, (Cockatubes) have been erected on the Nyindamurra
Nature Trail to
provide more nesting opportunities for black cockatoos, particularly the
larger species—Baudins and Carnabys.
Not only threatened by habitat degradation but also competing with feral bees, Corellas, possums and other creatures for nesting positions, Black Cockatoos are attracted to the specially-designed tubes which mimic ideal forest hollows. The Year 6 students will monitor the inhabitancy of the tubes and pass data onto Birdlife Australia as part of ongoing conservation efforts.
MRIS would like to thank Christine Wilder (Birdlife Australia) and Glen Taylor from South West Trees Services for their expertise, advice and assistance in erecting the tubes.

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