Acoustic data from the Australian Wildlife Conservancy’s Bowra Sanctuary is now available! Sensors have been collecting information across Bowra for the past couple of months, recording many of the property’s arid bird species. Soundscapes range from dry Mulga plains (Bowra Dry A and Bowra Dry B) to the creeks and waterholes dotted throughout this unique landscape (Bowra Wet A and Bowra Wet B).
Many thanks to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) for participating in the A2O project! Acoustic sensors were deployed at Bowra in Spring 2019 following rainfall across the region. Wildflowers were blooming and Buderigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) breeding in large numbers. Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary is an important reserve located near Cunnamulla in south-western Queensland, supporting many arid and semi-arid bird species.
The A2O is currently recording the sounds of the Mitchell Grass Plains, ranging from the calls of arid bird species to the lowing of wandering cattle. Acoustic sensors have been deployed across an actively grazed research station affiliated with QUT and the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network outside of Longreach in western Queensland.