14163: Planting food for endangered Carnaby's Black Cockatoo in the Calingiri IBA

    The Calingiri Important Bird Area (IBA) in the Moore region currently supports up to 20 breeding pairs of the endangered Carnaby's Black Cockatoo. They are drawn to the area during the breeding season by nesting hollows in remnant salmon gums on private and shire land and in road-rail reserves. Breeding pairs struggle to rear chicks to fledging and beyond, because of a shortage of food plants in the surrounding - mainly cleared landscape.

    This project will increase feeding habitat in the area by revegetating 15ha with feed species plants. Plantings will be located close to breeding sites to enable efficient foraging during the breeding season and will include salmon gum and wandoo seedlings to increase the number of nesting trees in the long term.

    Investment: $ 40 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 47 450
    Delivery organisation: Moore Catchment Council
    Project duration: January 2015 - June 2016
    Location: Moore; Northern Agricultural region.

    Project partners

    Calingiri- New Norcia LCDC; Yued Group; Shire of Victoria Plains; Birdlife Australia

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