Common, breeding resident/altitudinal migrant. Declared Vulnerable in NSW. Declared Sensitive Species NSW.
2019 Gang-Gang Breeding survey
In spring 2018 to March 2019 a team of interested people reported Gang-gang breeding observations on Canberra Nature Map (https://canberra.naturemapr.org/). Recorders were asked to provide information on the gender of the birds observed and behaviour they were displaying around a possible nesting hollow. Options included just being perched near a hollow, to actually entering the hollow. We received 313 sighting observations. These included six sites where adults were observed feeding young at the hollow entrance and 67 tree hollow locations where birds were observed entering a hollow on multiple occasions.
In 2019 we are again calling for volunteers to help us learn more about Gang-gang breeding ecology and distribution, with the aim of better conserving this species in the Canberra area. We would like people to adopt one or more of the 67 likely nest trees and record what they observe. If you are aware of a hollow where you have observed Gang Gangs entering on multiple occasions you may also like to adopt that tree and record your observation (but first tell us about it). If you adopt a hollow tree you will be asked to;
If you want to be involved please contact Michael.Mulvaney@act.gov.au or Chris_Davey@aapt.net.au and in consultation you will be allocated a tree, preferably close to where you live. The 67 likely trees occur across Acton, Ainslie, Aranda, Barton, Black Mountain, Botanic Gardens, Bruce, Campbell, Deakin, Fisher, Garran, Gossan Hill, Hackett, Hughes, Lyons, O’Connor, O’Malley, Parkes, Pearce, Red Hill, Reid, The Pinnacle and Yarralumla.
If no Gang-gang activity is observed at a hollow by the end of November the stake-out of that tree no longer needs to continue.
If a Gang -Gang is observed you will be asked to take a photograph and add this photo into Canberra Nature Map. The location and date is striped from the image preferences. Once logged on click ‘Add a sighting’ on the top banner then on the dropdown box click on ‘Add a sighting’. Transfer your image, enter the abundance then select ‘Bird’ then ‘Parrot’ then ‘Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo)’, then supply the requested additional information.
Clicking on the box on Canberra Nature Map that this is a nest sites means that only the person reporting the site and the project administrators will know the location of a nest site or possible nest site.
If your camera or smart phone is not GPS enabled or you don’t own one of these devices, please contact Michael.Mulvaney@act.gov.au and he will set you up so that you are able to add data.
If you don’t observe a Gang Gang at the hollow tree you will be asked to record that on an observation sheet that you will hand in at the end of the survey.
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