Surveys and bird counts

Rockwarbler Autumn Surveys

  • Date Friday, 1 March 2024 - Friday, 31 May 2024
  • Locations NSW
Take part in the survey

Help us look for the cryptic Rockwarbler

This project aims to record the presence or absence of Rockwarblers across their range through 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 any future threats.

About the Rockwarbler Autumn Survey

The Rockwarbler Autumn Survey is taking place so we can collect crucial long term information that will help us improve the understanding of their population status and distribution, and assess any changes over time. We are asking participants  to conduct surveys targeting the Rockwarbler’s habitat.

Using the BirdLife Australia 500-metre radius area search method, participants should 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 or map, and conduct surveys on the days that suit you between 1 March and 31 May. With your help, we can find out more about these cryptic birds and invest in solutions for their conservation.

Where to survey

In NSW, you can survey at a range of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) as well as other areas not in KBAs (see map below)

Key Biodiversity Areas Other National Parks
Capertee Valley Kur-ring-gai Chase National Park
Lower Hunter Valley Dharug National Park
Greater Blue Mountains Royal National Park
Fitzroy Falls and associated hydrobasin Georges River National Park
Darawal National Park
Upper Nepean SC
Morton National Park


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.