Red-tailed Black Cockatoo breeding season starts in mid-March in NSW, and it’s a time of excitement and nervousness. Just like with humans, everything can be perfect or disastrous. We try to support all our first-time mothers and matron black cockatoos as much as possible. Mother red tails take almost three months to determine if the nest box is suitable for her hatchling to grow up in. If it’s not to her liking, she may neglect the egg early on or the baby itself. Last year’s breeding season costs averaged over $12,000.00

Can you help us be financially prepared this season? We aim to raise $12,000.00 to cover veterinary procedures, emergency care, nest box support, 8-hour daily monitoring, formula, native food collection, mobile car brooders, and specialist modern equipment to aid in a successful season.

Help preserve the Black Cockatoo species by supporting the Black Cockatoo Conservation Complex. Your contribution can make a real difference in protecting these beautiful birds.

The sanctuary has taken in various types of extremely rare Black Cockatoos that face the imminent threat of extinction. The sanctuary safeguards the following species:

  • NSW Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
  • Queensland Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
  • Southwestern Victoria Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
  • WA Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoo
  • WA Carnaby Black Cockatoo or short-billed white-tailed Black Cockatoo
  • WA Baudin’s Black Cockatoo or Long-billed white-tailed Black Cockatoo
  • Glossy Black Cockatoo
  • Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
  • Projected goals will include Gang Gang Cockatoo.

Regrettably, the clock is ticking for many of these species, with scientists predicting their potential extinction by 2043. This stark reality compels us to redouble our efforts, working tirelessly to protect as many threatened Australian Black Cockatoos as possible. For instance, the Baudin’s Cockatoo, now critically Endangered (IUCN 2021), has seen its population plummet by a staggering 90% over the last three generations.

“Sadly, the Baudins black cockatoo may not be around long enough for us to learn its secrets.”

WWF Australia.

“Endangered and are considered likely to become extinct in the wild” ACF.


“Even the most conservative estimates of bird shooting deaths suggest that the Baudin’s cockatoo may become extinct within our lifetime”


Unfortunately, we are not government-funded and can only rely on support funding from donors and passionate individuals who are interested in saving the Black Cockatoos of Australia. Your help is essential for us to continue our work on this project.

Feathered Friends are very grateful for any and all contributions made toward the Sanctuary, and are particularly thankful for our community, our Sponsors and our Partners. From adopting a bird to contributing to the construction of enclosures at our new Sanctuary, your support and contribution to conservation makes the world of difference.

Bank Details for Direct Deposit Donations
Bank: NAB
Account Name: Feathered Friends
BSB: 082-799
Account Number: 13044 3395

Check out the plans for the new location in Bargo


The team is always seeking funding and support for our conservation and preservation work at the sanctuary. By becoming a sponsorship partner to our sanctuary’s program, you will be able to contribute to the care of the birds living at the sanctuary.

To learn more about how to Become a Sponsor or Partner, please contact us for further information: