BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 1322          Total No. of Sites: 1562
Survey/Project Name: Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board Citizen Science Portals - Misc. Opportune Data
Abstract: Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board has a number of citizen science projects, which were established to collect data about the distribution of some key (but also easily identifiable) fauna species across the Eyre Peninsula. We have a number of web portals where community members can report sightings, answering some key questions about their sighting and also attach photos / videos if they have any. While the main objective for each project was to get a better understanding of the distribution of the species, there were also secondary objectives for some of the species, and the web portals are designed to have questions that help gather additional data to address these objectives. The secondary objectives include: Goannas - identify whether significant number of number of goannas are being killed on roads Koalas - what trees are they feeding on, and are they becoming a threat to threatened EP Blue Gum Communities. Also, where are koalas that are breeding distributed. Malleefowl - are there any active Malleefowl mounds not previously detected Echidnas - only looking at distribution Iconic Birds - only looking at distribution.
Start Date: 01/01/1974      End Date: 30/06/2030
Survey Type: Fauna only
Study Area Description: Eyre Peninsula Landscape Management Region
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: Refer to Abstract.
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: All data are opportunistic sightings, reported by community members via specific webportals (see portal addresses below). The species we collect data on, and associated web portals where sightings can be reported are: - Goannas (Rosenberg's or Heath Goanna (Varanus rosenbergii) and Gould's or Sand Goanna (Varanus gouldii)) - - Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) - (note: signs of Malleefowl such as mounds can also be reported even if a bird isn't seen) - Echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus) - - Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) - - What we call our "Iconic Birds" - - Eastern Osprey (Pandion cristatus) , - White-Bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) , - Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) , - Bush Stone-Curlew (Burhinus grallarius) , - Yellow-Tailed Black=Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus) , - Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis). The main features of the web portals are: - Location of sightings - on each web portal there is an interactive map, with a pin that can be dragged and dropped to the location where the sighting occurred. This is translated to coordinates which we report. Each portal has specific questions - Questions - For each species there are specific questions to answer, addressing the secondary objectives as outlined above. These questions were either tickbox / drop down menus that had options for selection. - Free text - the observer could also add notes on their sighting. - Photos - there is the option to upload photos or videos and submit these with the record. Where photos were submitted the identification of the species was confirmed. This was especially important for goannas and iconic birds. For the goanna and koala data sets. Prior to the launch of the webportals in 2015, the community could submit sightings by email. This data is also included in the data set. Other early opportunistic sightings which we have records for are also included.

Data Distribution Rules: Public Dataset
Project Basis: Fauna : Opportunistic records - casual obs no fixed methodology
Fauna : Citizen Science
Information Authority: Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board