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  • Short-beaked Echidna

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  • Glossy Black Cockatoo

Exceptional Kangaroo Island

Exceptional Kangaroo Island

How does citizen science and iNaturalist work?

Exceptional Kangaroo Island 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 on Kangaroo Island. 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 Kangaroo Island by vehicle, e-biking or walking.

  • Glossy Black Cockatoo
  • Rosenberg's Goanna
  • Hooded Plover
  • Short-beaked Echidna
  • White-bellied Sea-Eagle
  • Bush Stone-curlew
  • Osprey
  • Southern Emu-wren
  • Feral Cats

Latest observations on iNaturalist

iNaturalist Map