The Australian Acoustic Observatory, recording a ‘galaxy of sounds’ across multiple ecosystems, was featured on ABC News today. Follow the story here and learn more about this world-first project.
We need your help to search for night fauna at QUT’s Samford Ecological Research Facility.
By finding as many vocalisations of Powerful Owls, Southern Boobooks and Bush-stone Curlews as you can, you will not only help give a better understanding of the presence of these wonderful animals at Samford, but you will also contribute valuable data that will help us build powerful tools to make the task of conducting acoustic ecological surveys easier.
Visit https://data.acousticobservatory.org/citsci/night-birds/ to get started!
‘Listening to Nature: The Emerging Field of Bioacoustics’ is a recent story written by Adam Welz for Yale Environment 360 exploring the growing use of acoustic technologies in ecological research. The Australian Acoustic Observatory gets a special mention, as does Professor Dave Watson, one the observatory’s Chief Investigator Managers.