BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 654          Total No. of Sites: 199
Survey/Project Name: Brown Toadlet Surveys - Mount Lofty Ranges
Abstract: Baseline surveys for the Brown Toadlet, Pseudophryne bibronii, commenced on the 13th May 2009 and concluded on 2 July 2009. Surveys were primarily conducted by two people (one experienced herpetologist, and one volunteer or DEH staff member) although additional observers were sometimes also present. Surveys were focussed in parks in the central Mount Lofty Ranges. Within each park, sections of drainage lines and dams that were easily accessible from vehicles tracks (i.e. within short walking distance) were surveyed. Particular attention was paid to surveying areas within close proximity to existing records. At each survey site the survey personnel listened for calling male Pseudophryne for a short period of time (1-2 minutes). If no calls were heard, or if calls were heard but verification was required, survey personnel imitated a Pseudophryne call or used recorded call playback (using an ipod and portable speakers) to try and elicit a response from resident male toadlets. After a short period of listening for responses, survey personnel then left the site, or if the habitat appeared suitable, continued searching further along the drainage line. On some occasions, calling individuals were precisely located by removing the surface soil and leaf litter covering them. Efforts were made to undertake surveys soon after periods of rain when possible. Surveys were not undertaken during unsuitable weather conditions i.e. during heavy rain and/or strong wind.
Start Date: 01/01/1900      End Date: 01/01/2020
Survey Type: Vertebrates only
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
         Vegetation: Broad date range entered - needs to be corrected
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Fauna : Unclassified - pending reassessment.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:Adelaide) - Blackhill Office