Building capacity for structured bird monitoring in the Gunduwa region

Project Description

Aim: Refine existing bird monitoring methodologies.

Activities:

  • Bird monitoring to assess ecological responses to management interventions in the region.
  • Upskilling a shared team of volunteers to conduct regular sampling surveys in support of the various monitoring programs on the conservation stations.
  • Conduct bird monitoring workshops across all tenures where bird monitoring has been selected to assess the outcomes of management interventions.

Tegan Douglas of Birdlife WA has conducted one week bush-bird identification and sampling methodology course at Charles Darwin Reserve (CDR) in August 2017, there is an additional course at Ninghan Station in September and one at Thundelarra in October.

9 trainees participated at CDR and 8 at Ninghan Station.

Outcomes:

Some of the trainees who participated were keen to be involved with future monitoring in the region and may be able to assist in bird monitoring in the ongoing Gunduwa Refugia Project and for Bush Heritage Australia environmental outcomes monitoring.

Project Details

  • OrganisationConservation Council WA Citizen Science Program & Birdlife WA
  • Year2017
  • Funding$17,120