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 entries to our Wildlife Watch citizen science project via the Biocollect app, or online, making wildlife monitoring fast, easy and accurate. If you do not have access to the internet, you can ask our Bushland Project Officer to input your data.
Observations from Wildlife Watch are added to the Atlas of Living Australia, as well as 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.