Bilby Tracks is a citizen science program operating inside the Bilby Fence - a predator- exclusion area at Currawinya National Park in western Queensland.
By engaging citizen scientists we are able to conduct regular animal and habitat surveys and monitoring in this remote area.
This work is required before bilbies can be re-released and become a semi-wild insurance population.
Citizen scientists will be provided with all the necessary training and guidance from experienced researchers and fieldwork experts to participate in the following types of activities.
conducting transect surveys and monitoring sand traps for animal tracks and other signs
spotlighting surveys at night
refining habitat and vegetation monitoring and surveying methods
testing field equipment
There will be talks at night by researchers, rangers and experts with local knowledge on the natural history, conservation and ecology of the region.