City of Cockburn, PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC, Western Australia, 6965
Telephone: (08) 9411 3444

Habitat for Homes

Urban gardens and street scapes provide a great opportunity for native animals to find shelter and food.  The City encourages it's residents and business owners to create habitat for native animals by growing native gardens and having bird baths.

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Aussie Backyard Bird Count 17-23 October 2016

To get involved all you need is 20 minutes, your favourite outdoor space, and some keen eyesight.

Simply record the birds you see on our Aussie Bird Count app or through the Submit a Count tab at the top of your screen. Youll instantly see live statistics on the number of people taking part and the number of birds and species counted in your neighbourhood and the whole of Australia.

Not only will you get to know your feathered neighbours, but youll be contributing to a vital pool of information from across the nation that will help us see how Australian birds are faring.

You can complete as many counts as you like over the week so get your friends and family together, head into the great outdoors and start counting!

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Bird Bath Rebate

City of Cockburn residents will receive a rebate of half the cost of a bird bath (up to the value of $50) that they have already purchased. A completed form, proof of address and proof of purchase must be provided to receive the rebate. Ideally the reciept should specify that a bird bath was purchased, if the reciept does not additional proof may be required.

To apply for the rebate program, complete the Application Form (also available from the City of Cockburn Administration building front counter) along with purchase receipt and proof of address then submit in person to the City's Administration Complex:

9 Coleville Crescent Spearwood, WA 6163

Helpful hints on choosing Bird Baths;

  • The height of the Bird Bath should be around chest height. This is to make it less accessible to cats and dogs.
  • Bird Bath bowl should be around 6cm deep. This facilitates both drinking and washing for most native birds.
  • The Bird Bath should be located in a sheltered area. Under a tree or similar is ideal.
  • Consider buying a lightweight bird bath. This will make it easier to clean and move when necessary.
  • To make filling easier consider running a reticulation station into bird bath.

These are just hints, they do not have to be met to qualify for rebate. However following them will probably make your bird bath more successful and ultimately more rewarding.

For further information please contact Environmental Services on 9411 3444.




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