Education and courses

Gang-gang Cockatoo Edu-Action Course

  • Date Monday, 1 April 2024
  • Locations Online
Register to take part

Overview of the Gang-gang Cockatoo Edu-Action Course

By taking part in BirdLife Australia’s free, online self-guided Edu-Action course, you’ll be contributing to BirdLife Australia’s Gang-gang Cockatoo Recovery Project, gaining the knowledge and skills to take action to make a real impact on the conservation of this charismatic species.

Participants learn about Gang-gang Cockatoos and are supported to develop their own action plan to help these special birds. People taking the course are also encouraged to record their Gang-gang Cockatoo sightings, which contribute to BirdLife Australia’s understanding of the species.

With Gang-gangs listed as Endangered, after dramatic declines in recent decades were compounded by a devastating loss of their habitat in the 2019–2020 bushfires, now is a crucial time to be involved.

Register for the online Gang-gang Cockatoo Edu-Action course

Register to take part in Gang-gang Cockatoo Edu-Action course. The 2024 project begins in April and will run until the end of June. The online Gang-gang Cockatoo Edu-Action course will take about three hours, and your action plan can be completed at your own pace over the project period.

Registrations close on Friday 7th June, 2024.

Where can I take part in the Gang-gang Cockatoo Edu-Action course?

The Gang-gang Cockatoo Edu-Action course will be delivered online via BirdLife Australia’s elearning site. It is free for anyone in Australia with an interest in the conservation of the Gang-gang Cockatoo.

Learn and act for the Gang-gang Cockatoo

The online Gang-gang Cockatoo Edu-Action course is a chance for participants to learn about the Gang-gang Cockatoo, their ecology and behaviour, and how they can help. People taking the course will have the opportunity to share and connect with other participants, and contribute to research that will inform further recovery actions.

The first two rounds of the project have seen participants planting out 7,500 new plants to provide future Gang-gang habitat, advocating for the species, calling for protection of vital hollow-bearing nesting trees and educating and sharing the Gang-gang love with their communities.

This project was developed with the support of the Federal Government’s Regional Bushfire Recovery for Multiregional Species and Strategic Projects Program.

Gang-gang Cockatoo Course Registration Form

Are you a garden owner or a rural property owner?(Required)

Are you able to complete a short (3 hour) self-guided online course to learn about Gang-gang Cockatoos and how you can take action to support their conservation?(Required)
Can you commit to undertaking an action (planting appropriate plant species) in your space to provide habitat or enhance existing habitat for the Gang-gang Cockatoo.(Required)

Please Note

By registering for this event you give permission for BirdLife Australia to contact you about this event and future volunteer opportunities.


Participant testimonials

“I’ve started my Action Plan to build a comfortable spot for the Gang-gangs (and other locals of course!) down the back of our bush block. I’ve added in more acacias, eucalypts and geebungs to a small clearing and popped in a high bird bath. I’ve been a daily user of Birdata app for a couple of years now and looking forward to hopefully adding more Gang-gang sightings in the future.” — Ruby

“I’ve enjoyed learning about the specific actions that I can do to help these birds. Through the community forum, I’ve loved hearing about the sightings from other locations in Australia and seeing the beautiful photos that people have contributed. Funnily enough, when I was out planting some new trees for the Gang-gangs, a flock of about 10 flew into our property… it was as though they were saying thank you.” —Julie R

“I’ve enjoyed being inspired by a bunch of enthusiastic and motivated people and hearing about their great ideas. I think sometimes living in suburbia you can feel that there’s not much we can do to help conserve a species but there is always something.” —Denise

“It has been wonderful to be part of the Gang-gang Cockatoo Recovery Project. Living on a large bush block impacted by the fires, our Action Plan has been around supporting the recovering vegetation to ensure ongoing food sources for Gang-gangs and other birds and animals.” —Julie V