BirdLife Southern Queensland specialises in bird surveys, with an emphasis on threatened species and habitats. On Sunday 12th May, BirdLife Southern Queensland is inviting the wider public to join The BirdLife Powerful Owl Project as volunteer citizen scientists to help monitor Queensland's Powerful Owls.
On Sunday 12th May, BirdLife Southern Queensland is inviting the wider public to join The BirdLife Powerful Owl Project as volunteer citizen scientists to help monitor Queensland's Powerful Owls.
The Powerful Owl Ninox strenua is Australia's largest owl with an impressive wingspan of 135cm and despite being classified as threatened in all Australian states, it continues to survive within cities, including the suburbs of Brisbane.
The Powerful Owl Project effectively monitors the threatened species and delivers concrete management recommendations to help protect owls. The Brisbane project launched in 2018 and was modelled after the highly successful Sydney project, which saw large numbers of the public educated on Powerful Owl ecology.
In 2018, 175 people helped discover 81 Powerful Owl locations in southeast Queensland and observed 14 young owls at ten nesting hollows. This year, BirdLife Southern Queensland hope to find more nesting hollows.
If you would like to become a volunteer citizen scientist, come along to the FREE BirdLife Southern Queensland Owl Workshop & Training session on Sunday 12 May at Conference Room, 73 Hilton Terrace, Noosaville, QLD 4566.
Hosted by owl experts Jasmine Zeleny, Matt Wright and Dr. Robert Clemens, the workshop will be presented in two parts. The first hour will focus on Brisbane's Owls, their identification, biology and ecology. Following a short break, the second hour will offer more details on the project and go over some of the requirements and training required to monitor Powerful Owls.
If you have an interest in birdwatching and would like to join The Owl Project, come along and take part in this enlightening workshop. It is FREE to participate - secure your place now here.
It is FREE to participate - secure your place now here.
This project is proudly supported by The Wettenhall Environment Trust, The Australian Bird Environment Foundation and has previously been supported by Logan City Council and by Brisbane City Council.