Urban Wildlife App

The CAUL Urban Wildlife app allows citizen scientists to contribute data to research questions about the distribution and behaviour of wildlife in cities. You can record sightings of bell frogs, beneficial insects and flying foxes, view all of your previous records, and see a map of where other citizen scientists have recorded sightings in your area. Users from all states and territories in Australia can participate. The data you record about the behaviours of urban wildlife will help scientists at the CAUL Hub to better understand how we can manage native wildlife and their habitats so that their populations can persist and co-exist with humans.

Over four years, the app engaged more than 300 users who have contributed over 3,500 records to date (Figure 1). 

Figure 1: More than 3,500 observations have been submitted with 44 species identified so far, including bell frogs, beneficial insects, flying-foxes, and possums and gliders. Graphic sourced from the ‘Summary of findings from the CAUL Urban Wildlife App’ report.

Read more about the findings of the app in its first years of operation, here.

Banner image: Simosyrphus grandicornis. Credit: Luis Mata