HAVE you ever tried bushwalking with a purpose? Learn all about the threatened Malleefowl bird, their amazing nests and how to monitor them at a free training workshop in Ongerup next month.
Monitoring Malleefowl will not in itself save them, but it is an extremely important tool in understanding how the species is going. If there was a sudden crash in any population, we need to be aware of the situation ASAP. Annual monitoring is also essential if we are to understand long-term trends that may vary due to many factors including climate change.
Malleefowl exist right across Australian so we need to ensure everyone is monitoring in the same way. Over many years we have developed a method of monitoring Malleefowl that does not upset the birds, does not place more demands on the people doing the work than necessary and is scientifically robust. We have developed a system that uses modern technology and is easy to use. Volunteers are supplied with smartphones with our own monitoring app installed.
At the training, we will show you how to use the equipment and then travel to a site where we will visit several mounds and go through the monitoring methodology.
Apart from learning how to take part in this important Citizen Science project, you will be mixing with lots of very knowledgeable Malleefowl people.
Meet at Yongergnow Malleefowl Centre, Jaekel St, Ongerup on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November at 9AM. Register with Liz Kington, 0417 996719, [email protected]
Download the training flyer by clicking here.Tags: Malleefowl