Join Wildlife Watch

Help us learn more about our native animals by joining Wildlife Watch, a citizen science program which enables the community to report wildlife sightings in North Sydney to help inform our future bushland management plans.

No previous experience is required, and volunteers can work alone or in groups. 

You can submit your sightings to our Wildlife Watch citizen science project via the Biocollect website. You will be prompted to join the Atlas of Living Australia, so they can host your sighting data. If you do not have access to the internet, you can ask our Bushland Project Officer to input your data for you.

Sign up to Wildlife Watch

Observations from Wildlife Watch are also added to BioNet, the NSW Government’s repository of biodiversity information.

The data we collect helps inform our Natural Area Survey and complements other studies, such as the North Sydney Council Continuing Bird Survey, which records a snapshot of bird diversity in North Sydney every five to ten years. This data is also used as an indicator of wildlife and bushland health. It tracks any improvement in biodiversity due to Council's bushland rehabilitation and other programs.

We hold regular Introduction to Wildlife Watch Workshops and an annual Wildlife Watch Walk & Talk to help improve field observation skills. This includes mastering your binoculars and bird call identification. 


Contact Bushland Project Officer

To find out more about the Native Havens or Wildlife Watch citizen science program, contact our Bushland Project Officer Karina Hanemann.

Telephone: 02 9936 8252

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