Birdlife Citizen Science Project officially launched

We successfully kicked off our citizen science bird monitoring project in the corridor last Saturday! We recorded Carnaby’s black-cockatoos, a Rainbow bee-eater, Australian Ringnecks and Weebills and even found a Wood duck nest. Now it’s your turn to get involved! Read on & watch the videos below to find out how.

Birdlife WA’s Citizen Science Project Coordinator Dr Tegan Douglas showed us how to complete a 2ha, 20 minute survey in one of our six dedicated monitoring plots.

If you missed the kick-off event, don’t despair! Create a free Birdata account, download the app and head to the corridor to start recording. The app is super easy to use and you can browse birds that are in the general area, along with pictures of them. So even if you only know a few of our local birds, you can help us gather valuable data!

We are excited to find out which birds you will record in the corridor!

Birdlife WA Citizen Science Project Coordinator Dr Tegan Douglas welcoming participants to the project in the corridor.
The six monitoring plots across the corridor

Not sure how to set up and use the app? Not a problem – just follow the instructions below and watch the step-by-step video!

Visit the Birdata web portal (https://birdata.birdlife.org.au) and click on the ‘Sign Up’ button in the top right corner of the page to set up your account, filling in your details and selecting a username and password. (Note: if you are a BirdLife member and pay your membership online then the same login details you use to renew your membership will already function as a Birdata account). Once set up, you can use your login details to explore the Birdata web portal.

You can download the Birdata app from either the Apple and Google Play stores, and it works on both smartphones and tablets. The first time you open the app, it will prompt you to enter your username and password, but after that it will remember who you are!

Dr Tegan Douglas talks us through how to use the Birdata App