Wildlife Watch

Wildlife Watch is a fantastic way to protect and conserve local wildlife.

Volunteers record wildlife observations that help inform bushland and biodiversity management in the North Sydney Council area.

Volunteers require no previous experience or skills. You can participate at your own leisure, either as an individual or as a group. All you need to do is identify and record wildlife observations in your own backyard or in public open space such as bushland reserves, parklands or streetscapes.

New volunteers are welcome to attend our ‘Introduction to Wildlife Watch Workshop’ to learn how to record observations.

The Bushland Team also run an annual ‘Wildlife Watch Walk & Talk’ with a specialist field ecologist to help improve field identification skills.

The Atlas of Living Australia hosts Wildlife Watch through BioCollect, a field data collection tool supporting hundreds of similar Citizen Science projects. This allows biodiversity data to be made available for use in research, policy and management. Observations are considered for Council’s Bushland Plans of Management and are also forwarded to BioNet (the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service’s Database).

 

How can I enter a sighting?

Firstly, create an account with the ALA, so they can host your data.

  • On a mobile device, download the BioCollect app and find the Wildlife Watch NSC project. Add your first record to the project by completing the fields.

  • On a desktop, go to the ALA’s BioCollect page https://www.ala.org.au/biocollect/ and under Citizen Science projects, search for Wildlife Watch NSC. You can now add your own sighting!

Note: If you do not have a computer, or otherwise wish, you can phone in or email your observations to the Bushland Project Officer with details of the sighting.

 

 

For further information about the Wildlife Watch program, contact the Bushland Project Officer: 9936 8100 or council@northsydney.nsw.gov.au

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