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GLOSSY COCKATOO COUNCIL HOLDS WORKSHOP AHEAD OF ANNUAL GREAT GLOSSY COUNT Redland City Council is calling for volunteers to join the annual Redlands Coast survey of the vulnerable Glossy Black-Cockatoo on 9-10 September 2023. Mayor Karen Williams said Council was supporting the Great Glossy Count by holding a workshop on Saturday 19 August so volunteers could learn how to identify the birds and how to collect data for conservation. “This count takes place every year across the distribution area of the South-eastern Glossy Black-Cockatoo,” Cr Williams said. “Glossy Black-Cockatoos, or ‘Glossies’, are one of the more threatened species of cockatoo in Australia and are listed as vulnerable in Queensland. “They have been recorded on Redlands Coast at Scribbly Gums Conservation Area in Alexandra Hills and on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. “The annual count in September is a simple way for people to make a meaningful contribution to the preservation of this stunning species by helping with the collection of data about them and their feeding habitats.” In the lead-up to the event, Redland City Council will hold a workshop at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre on Saturday 19 August from 9am-12pm. At the workshop, volunteers will learn how to identify Glossies, what they eat and how to recognise the she-oaks they feed on, and how to record data so it can be used to protect the birds. For more information on the Great Glossy Count Training Workshop, including how to register, visit Eventbrite. Glossy Black-Cockatoos are the smallest of the black-cockatoos. They are solitary or travel in small groups of two or three birds, and only feed on the cones of two she-oaks. The Great Glossy Count is run by BirdlLife Australia and supported by the Glossy Black Conservancy. For more information, including how to sign up for the September event, visit



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