Questabird

Home screenshot Questabird – more like Questafun! AWS is reviewing the iPhone app now available for free download from the App Store. It is also available on Android.  The Questbird app combines gaming technology with wildlife science. Kids and big kids can join in to locate and photograph birds and other wildlife in the wild to receive points and gold. Current Quests created by AWS  are shown below. Quests can be used by

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Toogimbie IPA Vegetation and Bird Surveys

Bladder SaltbushAustralian Wildlife Services undertook bird and vegetation surveys on Toogimbie Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) in April. Toogimbie are using their cultural access licence (water) as well as revegetation and pest management strategies to rehabilitate their wetlands. The wetlands have cultural and environmental significance in the region. Surveys focused on birds and wetland vegetation, in particular

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Toogimbie IPA & Nantawarrina IPA CyberTracker development

 

Toogimbie Start Screen

Nantawarrina Screen activitiesAWS visited the IPA Rangers from the Toogimbie IPA Hay, NSW and rangers at Nantawarrina IPA in South Australia to undertake some CyberTracker development and training between March and May 2013 as part of SEWPAC’s CyberTracker Program. We worked together to customise the GPS tracking program CyberTracker to fit the IPA work

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Windamara rangers visit Angas Downs IPA

 

During May 2012, the Angas Downs rangers successfully hosted 8 IPA/WoC rangers from the Windamara Aboriginal Corporation from Heywood Victoria and Tyrendarra Indigenous Protected Area – as part of a Ranger exchange program. Angas Downs rangers showed them about their country, showed them their work on camel control, tourism opportunities and cultural sites. They also met the

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Buffel Grass Surveys, Angas Downs

Buffel grass presence / absence surveys began in June 2012 on Angas Downs IPA. The survey can be redone next year to show how buffel is expanding or not. It will be interesting to see how quickly it takes to increase from a few plants to a dense patch. If a fast increase in plant density is shown, controlling single

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Cybertracker training with Budj Bim Rangers, Winda-mara Aboriginal Corp, SW Victoria

AWS have provided Cybertracker training to the Winda-mara Aboriginal Corporation’s Budj Bim Rangers in Heywood, south-west Victoria. Cybertracker is an easy way of collecting field-based GPS data for nearly any purpose. The Working on Country (WoC) rangers (see environment.gov.au) got together and worked out what information they wanted to collect – then with help from AWS learnt about how to tailor

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