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Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours

Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours

How does citizen science and iNaturalist work?

Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours 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, 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. 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 a specific set of species to track with our guests when we are exploring our ecosystems.

East Gippsland

  • Short-beaked Echidna
  • Grey-headed Flying-fox
  • Platypus
  • Powerful Owl
  • Southern Emu-wren
  • Sooty Oystercatcher
  • Glossy Black-Cockatoo
  • Gang-gang Cockatoo
  • Superb Lyrebird

Mungo National Park

  • Eastern Grey Kangaroo
  • Central Bearded Dragon
  • Painted Dragon
  • Inland Carpet Python
  • Crested Bellbird
  • Spotted Harrier
  • Pink Cockatoo
  • Chestnut-crowned Babbler
  • Mallee Emu-wren

Latest observations on iNaturalist

Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours Citizen Science