Rainbow Lorikeets are a declared pest in WA, and their numbers have exploded since their introduction in the 1960s, increasing from 10 individuals to over 40,000.
Any sightings of Rainbow Lorikeets from across the outer Perth Metropolitan Area are useful. If you see some, please submit a survey in Birdata.
You can take part in this survey in and around the greater Perth Metropolitan area
A key focus of Operation Rainbow Roost is reporting Rainbow Lorikeet roosting sites.
Estimating the number of lorikeets attending roosting sites is useful to calculate the overall population of the species in south-western WA and understand more about the scale of the issue.
To save birds, we need reliable data. Birdata is where we collect, keep and share this information. Compiled almost entirely by citizen scientists, Birdata is Australia's largest and longest running database for birds, with more than 22 million records (and counting).
The Rainbow Lorikeet is unmistakable with its bright red beak and colourful plumage.