Bird monitoring at Bowra

Bird monitoring at Bowra

Since 2013 Dr Jon Coleman along with teams of volunteers, have collaborated with AWC to carry out annual monitoring on the productivity, survival, movements and condition of the arid-adapted birds that occur at Bowra.

Information on longevity, productivity, territory size, local movements, breeding seasonality and moult strategies are known for only a handful of arid-adapted species. This long-term monitoring project aims to help redress this knowledge gap, by determining the life history characteristics of a range of arid zone species.

This study represents one of the few long-term demographic datasets of arid zone bird species in Australia and will provide valuable information on population fluctuations among species within Bowra.