How to get involved in counts

How do I register to become involved in the annual count for Red-tails?

All volunteers interested in participating in the annual count for the cockatoo are required to register their interest with the Project Coordinator.

The next Annual Cocky Count for the nationally endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo will be held on Saturday 4 May 2024. 

There are around 60 sites in stringybark forest to be covered on the day from Keith to Mount Gambier in South Australia and from Little Desert National Park to Nelson in Victoria. Landholders within the Red-tail range are also welcome to survey their own patches of stringybark on the day.

For more information about the count and what's involved on the day please read our 2024 Annual Count Volunteer Information Sheet.

Registrations will continue to be taken up to two weeks before the count; however we highly recommend registering well before to secure your preferred search area. We try our very best to allocate sites according to preference, but unfortunately this is not always possible depending on who has registered prior. All volunteers are required to sign and return the Volunteer Registration and OHS Form.

Covid 19 Advice

While participating in the Annual Count, volunteers must follow the state public health advice regarding covid and mitigating covid risk.  

To register your interest or secure your search area for Saturday 4 May 2024, please fill out the form below or contact the Acting Project Coordinator Bron Perryman on 1800 262 062 or email


Register to become involved
First Name*
Phone no
Your Email*
Site preference (i.e. eastern part of range; around Casterton etc)
Annual Count Training Required: *
Have you participated in the count previously?*
Do you have a 4WD?*
Do you have your own search group or would you like to join in with another group?*
Optional stringybark seed monitoring activity
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