Project malleefowl

Albany Extra - - News - Saskia Adysti

The na­tional malleefowl re­cov­ery team would like to in­vite vol­un­teers to join its cit­i­zen sci­ence project to mon­i­tor the birds’ pop­u­la­tion in the re­gion.

Mon­i­tor­ing malleefowl is an im­por­tant tool in un­der­stand­ing the vul­ner­a­ble species and an es­sen­tial way to dis­cover long-term trends of the pop­u­la­tion’s num­bers over time.

Project of­fi­cer Liz King­ton said the team had de­vel­oped a sys­tem that al­lowed vol­un­teers to use mod­ern tech­nol­ogy.

“At the train­ing, we will show you how to use the equip­ment and then travel to a site where we will visit sev­eral mounds and go through the mon­i­tor­ing method­ol­ogy,” she said.

Train­ing will start on Satur­day, Novem­ber 10, at Yongergnow Malleefowl Cen­tre in Ongerup.

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