BirdLife Southern Queensland specialises in bird surveys, with an emphasis on threatened species and habitats. This May & June, 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.
This May & June, 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 is modelled after the highly successful Sydney project which saw large numbers of the public educated on Powerful Owl ecology.
If you would like to become a volunteer citizen scientist, come along to the FREE BirdLife Southern Queensland Owl Workshop & Training sessions this May and June.
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.
You are welcome to attend the first hour if you have previously taken part in an introductory workshop or are already familiar with owls. There will be a break between sessions where people can come and go.
If you have an interest in birdwatching or would like to join The Owl Project, come along and take part in this enlightening workshop.
Choose from the following sessions held at Gould Adams Park Sports Club:
Bookings are essential - click here to secure your preferred workshop date.
This project is proudly supported by Logan City Council and has previously been supported by Brisbane City Council.
For more information on The BirdLife Powerful Owl Project and to find out how you can take part, please visit Eventbrite.