Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Nest Incentive Scheme

The South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo Recovery Team is calling on Wimmera landholders and members of the public to report all sightings and nest activity of the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.

The scheme offers a $500 reward for the discovery of new Red-tailed Black Cockatoo nests and $100 for information about the use of known nests.

It is important to find nests so they can be protected from terrestrial predators such as possums. It also helps the recovery team learn more about nesting and fledgling behaviour.

Red-tails nest in hollows in large, old gum trees both in paddocks and on private land close to stringybark habitat. The Recovery Team is asking for anyone who has observed nesting behaviour, especially sightings of pairs or single adult male birds, to report their findings to the team coordinator on 1800 262 062 or email

Guidelines for the nest incentive scheme and information on Red-tail nesting behaviour are available.

This project is supported by the Australian Government’s Regional Land Partnerships initiative of the National Landcare Program and is being delivered by Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority, Wimmera Catchment Management Authority and Natural Resources South East.

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