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Australian Coastal Safaris

Australian Coastal Safaris

How does citizen science and iNaturalist work?

Australian Coastal Safaris contributes observations of flora & fauna via iNaturalist, the world’s leading global social biodiversity network. This platform allows their team to create research-quality citizen science data that enables a more detailed picture of our national biodiversity, and assists bodies such as the CSIRO, Eyre Peninsula Landscapes Board, ecologists and other decision makers to deliver better outcomes for the environment and our species.

How do our guests assist and what are we tracking?

Our guides record observations with iNaturalist Australia by using the iNaturalist app on mobile phones or desktop computers. An observation records an encounter with an individual organism at a particular time and location on the Eyre Peninsula. We require photos to be attached to observations for them to become research grade and added to the Atlas of Living Australia.

This is where our guests can greatly assist us in capturing images out in the field! Although we make broader observations that we think are valuable to the local scientific community, we have identified the following species to track with our guests when we are exploring the Eyre Peninsula by vehicle, electronic mountain bike or walking.

  • Koalas – outside of the normal home range at Mikkira
  • Rosenberg's Goannas
  • Malleefowl
  • Short-beaked Echidna
  • Southern Right Whale
  • Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
  • White-bellied Sea-Eagle
  • Bush Stone-curlew
  • Australian Bustard
  • Osprey

Latest observations on iNaturalist

Eyre Peninsula Citizen Science