SJ residents asked to report sulphur-crested cockatoo sightings

Published on Tuesday, 6 December 2022 at 9:55:53 AM

To help spot the declared pests, DPIRD is asking Shire residents, including bushwalkers, cyclists, campers and nature lovers, to help spot and report them.

What to look out for

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are large white birds with a long, forward-curving sulphur crest.

Slightly larger than corellas and galahs, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are noisy and conspicuous birds with loud screeching calls.

Found in pairs or family groups during the breeding season, they also join flocks of other birds. 

They are not native to the South West but were introduced due to pet birds escaping captivity.

They compete with native bird species and cause damage to cereal, oilseed, fruit and vegetable crops, and timber.

They also eat stock feed, stored grain and hay. A permit is required to keep this species.  

The best biosecurity system is one where everyone plays a role if you are heading outdoors; help by looking out for the sulphur-crested Cockatoo.  

How to make a report

Download the Reporting app online:, email or call (08) 9368 3080.  

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