Volunteers and citizen scientists are the lifeblood of the Powerful Owl Project. As a volunteer surveyor, you will locate or be allocated a Powerful Owl territory where you will observe the birds at their roost and nest trees. You and may also take note of other interesting observations, such as the prey they are eating. You will monitor owl breeding success by following a family through the breeding cycle from courtship to fledging.
With this data, the Powerful Owl Project can monitor Powerful Owl breeding in Greater Sydney and south-eastern Queensland and identify how to best conserve them.
Volunteers are also involved in advocacy, engaging the greater community in urban conservation and ways to minimise urban threats, such as habitat loss.
Monitoring of Powerful Owls occurs year round, but mostly during the Powerful Owl breeding season (March–November).
To participate in the Powerful Owl Project survey, you will need to:
The Powerful Owl Project survey is open to all volunteers who would like to actively participate in conserving a threatened species.
Our volunteers come from all backgrounds, ages and experiences – and they all help make a real difference for Australia’s most threatened birds.