This project aims to record the presence or absence of Rockwarblers across their range through volunteer surveys. In previous years, we instigated these surveys to determine the effect of the 2019–20 bushfires. Now, we’re continuing the monitoring so we can evaluate the impact of future fires and urban development.
The Rockwarbler Spring Survey is taking place so we can collect crucial information that will help us determine their population status and current distribution, and assess if uplisting under the EPBC Act is required.
We are asking volunteers to conduct surveys targeting the Rockwarbler’s habitat.
Using the BirdLife Australia 500-metre radius area search method, participants will spend at least 30 minutes searching and listening for Rockwarblers and other bird species at sites chosen specifically for this project.
You can choose your preferred site from a list, and conduct surveys on the days that suit you between 1st September and 30th November.
With your help, we can find out more about these cryptic birds and invest in solutions for their conservation.
In NSW, you can survey at a range of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) as well as other areas not in KBAs (see map below)
Once you have registered for the Rockwarbler survey you will receive an email with all the documents and information you need to take part. Please read and download these documents before taking part.
Coping better than some, but not quite as resilient as we first thought
By volunteering to become a KBA Guardian you will help us protect areas that matter most to our birds.
Our planet is facing mass extinction and needs our help. We have partnered with other global conservation organisations to protect our most important places for nature. These places are called Key Biodiversity Areas.