BirdLife Australia supports the recovery of South-eastern Glossy Black-Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami lathami, a.k.a. “Glossies”) and their habitat through three projects:

  • Glossy Project – East Gippsland (Victoria),
  • Glossy Project – Coffs Coast (New South Wales), and
  • the Great Glossy Count (covers the distribution of the South-eastern Glossy Black-Cockatoo in Queensland, NSW, the ACT and Victoria).

Click on a project's name (in blue) to learn more about it.

Training materials and resources

'How to' documents and data collection sheets

Great Glossy Count

Recording data in Birdata

Glossy and she-oak identification

South-eastern Glossy Black-Cockatoo Field Guide

A downloadable 28-page booklet with everything you need to know about Glossies and the she-oaks they feed on.

Identifying south-eastern black-cockatoos

A downloadable two-sided pamphlet on how to identify the black-cockatoo species found in south-eastern Australia.

How to identify Glossies and the she-oaks they have fed on

Join Dr Daniella Teixeira in the video above to learn how to tell Glossies apart from other black-cockatoos and identify where they have fed.

A Glossy Black-Cockatoo lunchtime – Saving our Species: Field Notes

Join Dr Brian Hawkins and Mike Barth on the NSW Mid North Coast, as they show you how to pick up on the key signs that Glossies are in the area. Video: Alex Pike, NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

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