Tuesday 24th September 9:00am - Monday 7th October 4:00pm
Wednesday 25th September 3:30pm - 8:00pm
Council Meeting 25 September
Are you interested in contributing to science and discovery?
Are you interested in biodiversity and conservation?
If you answered yes to these questions, then this page is for you!
The links below are for citizen science programs that you may want to get involved in.
FrogID Week 10-18 Nov 2019
Australian Pollinator Week 10-17 Nov 2019
Aussie Backyard Bird Count 21-27 Oct 2019
The Aussie Backyard Bird Count occurs every year so we can get a snapshot of birds that live near us, so we encourage you to get out and count birds in the third week of October.
Results from 2018 are available as a report below.
The top ten birds in 2018 included the Crimson Rosella, Australian Magpie, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Noisy Miner, Australian King-Parrot, Galah, Common (Indian) Myna*, Pied Currawong, Australian Wood Duck and the Eastern Rosella.
Interestingly, the reporting rate for the Crimson Rosella, Australian Magpie, Australian King-Parrot and Pied Currawong was higher in Wingecarribee when compared with NSW and nationally. The reporting rate is the percentage of surveys where a species was recorded.
The number of introduced bird species recorded was highest in the more populated parts of the shire.
There are data limitations that you should be aware of and these are listed in the report.
2018 Report for Wingecarribee Shire Council (PDF, 2.5MB)
Join with us in looking out for and recording our iconic animals including the Koala, Platypus and Glossy-black Cockatoo.