Archive for category: Citizen Science

Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo Training Workshops

By Stephen Newbey. SWCC and Birdlife Australia recently ran two ran two cockatoo training workshops, one in conjunction with Katanning Landcare, and the other with Blackwood Basin Group. The training included: How to identify potential cockatoo nesting sites; Survey methods of nesting sites; How to use ‘Cocky Cam’ to...

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Community survey dramatically improves understanding of Carnaby’s cockatoo breeding areas in the South West region

Community survey dramatically improves understanding of Carnaby’s cockatoo breeding areas in the South West region

Community members across the South West Catchments Council (SWCC) region have recently contributed more than 150 sightings of black cockatoos, including the endangered Carnaby’s cockatoo, to an online survey aimed at understanding the habitat these birds are using across the region. Prior to this survey, there were only two...

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Community Environment Program Grants Available

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED The Communities Environment Program, first announced by the Federal Government in March 2019, released its Grant Opportunity Guidelines recently. The program provides each electorate throughout the country up to $150,000 to fund small, community-led environment projects that address local environmental priorities. To be eligible, your...

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NEW Urban Wildlife app for Citizen Scientists

A new app is available for citizen scientists to help monitor native wildlife in Australian cities and towns. The CAUL Urban Wildlife App can be used to record sightings of possums, gliders, butterflies, frogs, and flying foxes. Users from all states and territories in Australia can participate. The data you record about the...

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