Welcome to the Clever Cockie Project, where we study the behaviour and cognition of sulphur-crested cockatoos. We aim to understand how cockatoos are successfully adapting to our cities, and if they might be using their big brains to do so. All of our results are open access and you can read about our findings here.
We primarily work in Sydney and Canberra, and as well as studying cockatoos directly, we rely on citizen-scientists to contribute data from across the urban landscape. Please help us out by filling out our annual bin-opening survey, and by reporting observations of marked birds and interesting behaviour.