"Mary Hopson" <>, <>
"Bruce Roubin" <>
Tue, 17 Jul 2001 09:52:44 +1000
Here's some info from the Daily Telegraph on the 15th Nov 2000 (thanks to
environmental reporter Simon Benson).
"The local Gang-Gang cockatoo population in Sydney metro area is apparently
limited to only 18 breeding pairs hidden away in Beecroft and Hornsby.
They are formally declared as endangered and have been protected under NSW
wildlife conservation laws granting them the status of official residents
with their own legal rights.
Whether their discovery meant that they have miraculously beaten the odds
and held on or that they merely represent the last members of an almost
wiped-out species for the region remains to be seen."
Naturally the likely whereabouts of this extant population of resident
birds in Sydney is not given out for general access.
Apart from that, I believe the nearest sightings are in from around Bulli
Tops and up the Blue Mountains, and perhaps in the Royal NP (see Steve
Anyon-Smith's booklet available from the park shop).
From: Mary Hopson <>
Date: Tuesday, 17 July 2001 5:39
Subject: Gang-gang Cockatoo!
>I'm trying to track the whereabouts of the Gang-gang Cockatoo in the North
>Sydney area. Has anyone seen them during this month (July) or last month?
>If so, where?
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