Fwd: RE: 2020 Great Inland Glossy Count

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Subject: Fwd: RE: 2020 Great Inland Glossy Count
From: Alison Mackerras <>
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 04:35:43 +0000

Please see this update postponing the Glossy Count.


Alison Mackerras

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Subject:        RE: 2020 Great Inland Glossy Count
Date:   Fri, 30 Oct 2020 01:24:05 +0000
From:   Adam Fawcett <>
CC:     May Fleming <>,

The project team for the 2020 Great Inland Glossy Count met this morning
and have made the group decision to postpone the event at all three
sites until February next year.

This decision was made due to concern for the safety of all participants
due to the current conditions. As you would be aware, weather conditions
are being heavily influenced by a La Nina weather pattern within eastern
Australia this year. While the increased rainfall is greatly welcomed it
has started to create some problems with surveys and events, with many
roads within the project reserves are currently closed/impassable and
more rain forecast.

We also wanted to give as much notice as possible for those people
travelling long distances to be involved. Could you please pass on this
advice to club members.

The surveys are rescheduled for early next year. Dates for the postponed
event are now

   * Pilliga – 13^th February 2021
   * Goonoo – 20^th February 2021
   * Goobang – 27^th February 2021

Would be great if you are available to mark those dates in your diary
and hopefully you will be able to assist with the rescheduled Counts.

If you have any questions please email either May Fleming
 <>) or

Many thanks


*Adam Fawcett*

Senior Project Officer (SOS)
Northern Inland Branch
*NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment*

*T*02 6776 0013
*M* 0472 834 001


*From:*Adam Fawcett
*Sent:* Tuesday, 20 October 2020 5:55 PM
*To:* ;

*Cc:* May Fleming  <>
*Subject:* 2020 Great Inland Glossy Count


Please see the advice below about the upcoming 2020 Great Inland Glossy
Count. I would appreciate it if you could send provide this information
to interested club members.

The Great Inland Glossy Count is back again in 2020. This is part of a
project aiming to secure the inland population of the Glossy Black
Cockatoo in NSW, coordinated by the Central West Local Land Services in
partnership with NSW NPWS, Forest Corp NSW and the Dubbo Field Naturalists.

Similar to last year, the count will be run on the first three weekends
in November 2020. Dates for the surveys this year are as follows:

   * 7 November - Pilliga Forests and surrounds (registrations close on 4
   * 14 November - Goonoo National Park and surrounds (registrations
     close on 11 November)
   * 21 November - Goobang National Park and surrounds (registrations
     close on 18 November)
This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, all participants are required
to register via the NPWS Volunteer portal. Details about the count and
links to the registration portal can be found at

Registered participants will be emailed further information about how
the surveys will be run during the week prior to each count.

The project team is looking for volunteers to assist with the counts on
one or more of those weekends. As per last year, you can choose to be
involved in one or more of the count weekends as suits you best. This is
a great opportunity to visit some of our inland National Parks and state
forests as part of a large scale citizen science project. The only
equipment required are a pair of binoculars, a notepad and the ability
to travel to the site.

If you have any questions please email either May Fleming
 <>) or

Cheers and thanks



*Adam Fawcett*

Senior Project Officer (SOS)
Northern Inland Branch

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS)


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