Sighting Gang-gang breeding behaviours
Following the 2019/20 bushfires there is increased concern about the fate of the Gang-gang Cockatoo, with much of the breeding habitat affected by fires. Members of the public are encouraged to record any indications of breeding within the ACT and to record their observations on Canberra Nature Map. This will contribute to increased knowledge of breeding events in urban and non-urban areas and in areas affected and not affected by the bushfires.
Gang-gangs can be found around tree hollows at any time of the year but the researchers are particularly interested in reports of birds seen entering, leaving or looking into hollows, chewing bark, or perched near a hollow
If possible, such sightings should be submitted to Canberra Nature Map so that all observations are stored in one place. To enter observations, log on at https://canberra.naturemapr.org/ click on ‘Add a sighting’, add an image or click the location on the map, click on Identification- Birds- Parrots- Gang-gang and then answer the questions or provide further information. For additional information on Gang-gangs enter ‘Gang-gang’ in the ‘Quick Search’ box.
The Gang-gang is the faunal emblem of the ACT and regularly seen or heard in the inner north.