Ringtail Tally

The Ringtail Tally is an annual survey of western ringtail possums conducted by passionate citizen scientists in our community. It helps organisations like South West Catchments Council understand where the species is found and how abundant they are, which informs future conservation projects. The Ringtail tally is a great opportunity for you to find out where the species lives in your community – from urban backyards to parks to school grounds! You can find out more about the history of the Ringtail Tally at the GeoCatch website here.

To register to take part in the 2022 Ringtail tally, sign up via your local catchment group by clicking the images below:

Cape to Cape Catchment:

Geographe Catchment:

Leschenault Catchment:

Oyster Harbour Catchment:

Peel Yalgorup Catchment:

What’s New in 2022?

This year, the Ringtail Tally will take place between Saturday 9th April and Sunday 8th May. Participants will now have the option to log individual sightings and complete the form on a mobile app or online through ArcGIS Survey123. The app and online option will provide an alternative to paper-based forms and allow for accurate locations to be logged. For help with conducting the Ringtail Tally via Survey123, click the links below to download a User Guide or view our instruction video:

Click to download User Guide (PDF, 885kb)

Click to view Instruction Video (YouTube)

Survey123 Links

  1. Contact and site registration (complete once)
  2. Evening tally survey sheet (repeat this survey each night you are completing the tally)
  3. Tally completion – Additional information (complete once at the completion of the tally period)

View Western Ringtail Possum Sightings

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