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Victoria's riflebird

Birds With Altitude project

The Wooroonooran Challenge

Many of our special Wet Tropics birds are in trouble. The climate is changing, habitats and resources are shifting, but we lack information about some species’ population trends. Not enough is known about most species’ specific requirements to understand how or why climate change is affecting them. You can help by surveying Wet Tropics birds and recording your observations. In particular, you can join the challenge to survey birds in Wooroonooran National Park.


Birdlife North Queensland’s Wooroonooran Challenge aims to re-establish bird monitoring in Wooroonooran National Park by harnessing the skill and interest of Birdlife members and other interested bird observers and using the Birdata app to capture and store data.

We have identified bird monitoring sites in Wooroonooran National Park that we need your help to survey using Birdata compatible methods. We aim to provide ongoing monitoring at these sites which are readily accessed and cover a range of altitudes. They range from wheel-chair traversable, paved paths to unformed hiking trails. More sites will be added in consultation with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, and you are welcome to carry out additional surveys wherever your Wooroonooran adventures take you.


This project is supported by a Queensland Government Community Sustainability Action Grant – Round 6 for Conservation – Community Engagement on Queensland’s National Parks and State Forests: CSAP059.

Ceri Pearce
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Birdata is the way we collaboratively and scientifically collect data to gain insight and protect Australia's birds. Sign up to start entering data immediately through the BirdLife Birdata app or website. It's so easy to become part of our national bird monitoring community and make your birding count!

Bowerbird monitoring

We have a new long term monitoring project to count the number of Tooth-billed Bowerbirds calling along 1 km transects in Wet Tropics. The bowerbirds will be calling October–December so any day early morning is a good time to have a walk. Or we have some group walks arranged. The idea is to see if there is any variation in bird numbers into the future caused by climate change. For more information and to register, contact Dominic Chapin at or phone 0419 028 077.

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