National Malleefowl Recovery Group

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Dec 18, 2014

Recovery Team in NSW

In Dec 2014 Tim Burnard and Joe Benshemesh headed north on a mission to get greater representation from NSW on the national database. And it’s looking very good!


Joe Benshemesh shows how to monitor.

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Marc Irvin from NSW Office of Environment & Heritage hosted a Malleefowl information session at Dubbo Parks office with about 20 people attending. Tim presented on the role of the National Malleefowl Recovery Team and introduced everyone to the national database. Joe then ran a session on use of the androids for gathering Malleefowl mound data.

On Sunday we all headed out to Goonoo National Park for some real on-ground practice. It quickly became apparent how easy the androids are to use with everyone catching on very soon. We checked out two mounds (both inactive) and then back to the Parks Offices for a BBQ lunch.

Joe was very pleased to see the level of interest from enthusiastic volunteers ready to get out and help in this annual monitoring effort.