Thursday, 20 September 2012

Cockatoo sign

A new sign has been created to alert motorists that Carnaby's cockatoo frequents an area. The signs are being placed at locations where cockatoos are often struck by vehicles. They are quite large birds and must take off into the wind which means they sometimes cannot move fast enough to get out of the way of passing traffic. Places where they drink from puddles beside the road or feed on roadside vegetation are where they are most vulnerable (see my previous post Living Dangerously). Hopefully the signs will encourage motorists to slow down and reduce the number of cockatoos struck by vehicles.

A media statement with a photo of the new sign is available here.

A previous media statement titled road danger for cockatoos also highlights the problem of vehicles for cockatoos.