Common, breeding resident/altitudinal migrant. Declared Vulnerable in NSW. Declared Sensitive Species NSW.
2020 Gang-Gang research project
Thanks to all those that have helped in the past years of Gang-gang citizen science research. We have found things out about Gang Gangs that were not known previously which have already contributed to the protection and conservation management of this parrot in the Canberra area and highlights potential problems with breeding success in an increasingly warming and smoky world
We would like to continue this citizen science research and hope that you will continue your involvement. We have engaged the ANU and sought a PhD student to help guide research design and data analysis on further study into the resource requirements and movement patterns of Gang-gangs across the ACT region. A major knowledge gap, that has critical implications for land management of habitats in the ACT and nationally, is understanding how Gang-gang breeding behaviour varies across ecoregions and land uses; particularly between urban, rural, and reserved landscapes.
A prospective student is yet to put their hand up, but we are hopeful. In the meantime, we would be very grateful if you can help us with one or more of the following tasks
1. Within urban Canberra continue to place on Canberra Nature Map sightings of where you see Gang gangs entering or exiting a hollow. Please click on the “entering a hollow” box when entering a sighting on CNM. We have two endoscopes on long poles that can reach up to 9m that we will place into hollows and this will allow us to check on our mobile phones whether eggs or chicks are present, or whether the hollow is a water source (so no need for long observations this year). We will get an alert when you enter a sighting on CNM and message you when we intend to check the hollow out.
2. If “your” tree(s) is a known nest tree(s) ensure that you check them for Gang-gang activity this year (from October on).
3. Record any observations of Gang-gang near hollows, looking into hollows or entering hollows in remote or rural areas (remote = 500m or more from urban edge), particularly in Namadgi National Park or Tidbinbilla.
4. If a nest site is found in a remote area help us look for other nests in the near neighbourhood.
5. During the period when most chicks poke their heads out of hollows prior to fledgling (last year this was mainly from Christmas day to mid-January) be out and about looking and listening for nest sites.
6. We have six wildlife cameras that we are placing near the entrance of known nest hollows. We hope this will confirm observations that study participants have made re breeding behaviour and ecology. It will also provide information on the number of visits to a nest entrance made by other Gang-gangs, other species that compete for the same hollow and rate of visitation by potential predators. The cameras are likely to produce tens of thousands of images that we would appreciate help in analysing.
Hopefully this year looks like being a wetter more productive year than last and it will be a bumper year for our much loved Gang-gang. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support into our Gang-gang research..
MapsMount Majura Mount Ainslie Black Mountain Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Mount Mugga Mugga Cooleman Ridge Isaacs Ridge Pine Island to Point Hut Gungaderra Grasslands Gigerline Nature Reserve Watson Woodlands Scrivener Hill Mount Painter Gossan Hill Mount Pleasant Jerrabomberra Wetlands Bruce Ridge Central Molonglo Birrigai Gibraltar Pines Namadgi National Park The Pinnacle Uriarra Recreation Reserve Woodstock Nature Reserve Bullen Range Callum Brae Rob Roy Range Aranda Bushland Red Hill Nature Reserve Mount Taylor Farrer Ridge Wanniassa Hill Oakey Hill Jerrabomberra Grassland Lower Molonglo Mcquoids Hill Urambi Hills Percival Hill Cotter Reserve Old Tuggeranong TSR Point Hut to Tharwa Molonglo Gorge Kama Lower Cotter Catchment Australian National University Stirling Park Yarramundi Grassland Molonglo River Park Lake Ginninderra Kowen Woodland ANBG ANBG South Annex Commonwealth & Kings Parks Dickson Wetland Lyneham Wetland Mount Jerrabomberra Umbagong District Park Hughes Garran Woodland Lake Burley Griffin Central/East Lake Burley Griffin West Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area Mcleods Creek Res (Gundaroo) Griffith Woodland Illilanga & Baroona Bango Nature Reserve Bees Nest Nature Reserve Bimberi Nature Reserve Black Andrew Nature Reserve Bogandyera Nature Reserve Bondi Gulf Nature Reserve Brindabella National Park Bungonia National Park Bungonia State Conservation Area Burnt School Nature Reserve Burrinjuck Nature Reserve Clarkes Hill Nature Reserve Coolumbooka Nature Reserve Coornartha Nature Reserve Courabyra Nature Reserve Dangelong Nature Reserve Ellerslie Nature Reserve Goorooyarroo NR (NSW) Gourock National Park Kerrawary Nature Reserve Keverstone National Park Keverstone State Conservation Area Kosciuszko National Park Kybeyan State Conservation Area Macanally State Conservation Area Mares Forest National Park Merriangaah Nature Reserve Minjary National Park Mudjarn Nature Reserve Mundoonen Nature Reserve Nadgigomar Nature Reserve Oakdale Nature Reserve Pomaderris Nature Reserve Razorback Nature Reserve Scabby Range Nature Reserve Stony Creek Nature Reserve StrikeaLight Nature Reserve Tallaganda National Park Tarlo River National Park Tinderry Nature Reserve Turallo Nature Reserve Wee Jasper Nature Reserve Wereboldera State Conservation Area Wiarborough Nature Reserve Wombeyan Karst Conservation Reserve Yanununbeyan National Park Yanununbeyan State Conservation Area Badja State Forest Bago State Forest Bondi State Forest Bondo State Forest Bungongo State Forest Coolangubra State Forest Glenbog State Forest Morton National Park (CNM portion) Red Hill State Forest Tallaganda State Forest Googong Foreshore Ingebirah State Forest Mannus State Forest Maragle State Forest Micalong State Forest Mundaroo State Forest Nalbaugh State Forest Tantawangalo State Forest Tumut State Forest Isaacs Ridge and Nearby Deua National Park (CNM area) National Zoo and Aquarium Mongarlowe River Katoomba Park, Campbell Rugosa at Yass River Melrose Federal Golf Course Fowles St. Woodland, Weston Haig Park Ginninderry Conservation Corridor Campbell Park Woodland Hughes Grassy Woodland University of Canberra Flea Bog Flat, Bruce TEST ONLY - test 2 Dryandra St Woodland City Renewal Authority Area Sweeney's Travelling Stock Reserve
Points of interestPoint 751 Point 49 Point 5804 Point 99 Point 103 Point 5811 Charlotte Pass - Kosciuszko NP
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