Forest Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos are native to the South West and identified as an endangered species.
At this time of year they feed heavily on the seeds of our native trees – their staple diet.
As many street trees within the Shire of Dardanup are native Marri and Jarrah varieties, the cockatoos are creating a bit of a mess in the streets.
Our Parks & Environment Team conduct periodic sweeps of urban streets and residents are welcome to contact the Shire if they are encountering a problem.
In the meantime, you can learn more about the significance of the species to our South West corner by visiting the website of the Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre.
Or check out the interpretive signage about our Black Cockatoos installed last year by the Shire of Dardanup at the Pratt Road lookout on Eaton Foreshore.
Take your phone along too so you can scan the QR codes and unlock more information.