Pest parrots and cockatoos the target of new survey – The WA Pest Parrot and Cockatoo Management Strategy Consultation
The Western Australian community can have its say about the management of pest parrots and cockatoos as part of a new online survey.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is developing a Pest Parrot and Cockatoo Strategy to help guide the collaborative management of declared pest birds in WA. They are seeking from community members to provide an understanding of experiences with pest birds and community views on potential control options for WA.
Birds of interest in the survey include: rainbow lorikeet, sulphur-crested cockatoo, Indian ringneck parakeet, Alexandrine parakeet, galah, western corella and little corella.
DPIRD research scientist Susan Campbell said parrots and cockatoos were intelligent and highly inquisitive birds, and both introduced and native species could cause a range of impacts in urban, peri urban and rural areas.
“Pest parrots and cockatoos compete with native bird species and can cause substantial damage to crops and infrastructure,” Dr Campbell said.
“As such, several species of parrots and cockatoos are declared pests under the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 (BAM Act) and are subject to control measures. To assist the development of the WA Pest Parrot and Cockatoo Strategy, we are seeking input from stakeholders and the WA community to provide an understanding of experiences with pest birds and community views on potential control options for WA.
“An important part of this work is a survey of public attitudes to the control declared pest parrots and cockatoos.”
Provide YOUR input: WA community members and other stakeholders are encouraged to complete this survey to help provide an understanding of experiences with pest birds and views on control efforts across our beautiful and unique state.
Find out more and complete the survey from the following link: https://yoursay.dpird.wa.gov.au/pest-parrot-management-strategy.
Submissions close 31 March, 2023.