Report wildlife sightings

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Council records wildlife sightings to assist in conservation planning and management of species within the region. Knowledge about resident native wildlife helps to make better informed decisions about managing local environments.

Community groups and individuals who seek to conduct scientific research or wildlife surveys on Council land are encouraged to contact council.

Native species sightings

Native animal sightings are regularly reported to Council. If you see an animal or plant of interest, submit your sighting online to the Moreton Bay animal atlas or contact Council.

Examples of species which council is interested in hearing from residents about include:

  • Greater glider
  • Platypus
  • Powerful Owl
  • Koala
  • Glossy Black Cockatoo
  • Echidna
  • Richmond Birdwing Butterfly
  • Wallum froglet
  • New or historic flying fox camps (including on private property)
  • Marine turtles (nesting)
  • Eastern Curlew
  • Swamp Crayfish
  • Wild Macadamia

Council is involved in a range of programs aimed at conserving some of the above species, view Council's research partnerships for further information. Data collected from residents may be used to update Council’s priority species frameworks and as part of Council’s environmental education programs.

Wildlife Data

To view and report biodiversity data from across Australia, visit the Atlas of Living Australia, or the Queensland Government’s Wildnet database.