Atlas search

This atlas contains recorded sightings of plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, some fish, and some (mainly endangered) invertebrates. Use the search form below to find recorded sightings and maps of plants or animals in a particular area. Find out more.

? 1. Which species or group?

Species

Choose one of the following options:

  • All entities
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Fungi
  • Communities
  • Threats
  • Endangered populations
  • Search for a species or group of species (e.g. birds). Type in all or part of a Species (scientific or common name), Genus, Family, Order or Class and click on the Go button. The resulting dropdown list will contain all values that contain your search word. For example, if you were to search on the word ‘bat’, the result list would include not only bat species such as the Common Bentwing-bat, but also the Family Hydrobatidae, the Genus Acrobates, the Grey Grasswren, Amytornis barbatus and the Antipodean Albatross. Choose the correct option you wish to search on from the dropdown list.

? 2. Legal status?

Legal status

Choose one of the following options:

  • All records
  • Select records that fall under one or more categories
    • Threatened in NSW (Species listed on the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995)
    • Threatened Nationally (Species listed on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999)
    • Protected in NSW (Species listed on the National Parks and Wildlife Service Act 1974)
    • CAMBA (Species list on the China-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement)
    • JAMBA (Species listed on the Japan-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement)
    • ROKAMBA (Species listed on the Republic of Korea-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement)
    • Exotic
    • Native

Note that selecting more than one category will return species records that occur in any one of those categories. For example, selecting both Threatened in NSW and Threatened Nationally will return all records that are listed on either the Threatened Species Conservation Act or the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (rather than only those species listed on both Acts). Please note that where a species is listed under a different name on State and Federal legislation, the Atlas will reference the name on the State legislation.

? 3. What area?

Geographic area

Choose one of the following options:

  • Entire area to search on all of NSW, together with any available records from neighbouring states.
  • Select a geographic area to choose a layer type (e.g. LGA) to select a specific geographic area
  • Define my own area. A new window will pop up, showing a map of NSW. You can then select a search area in one of two ways, either:
    • Use your mouse to draw a box around your area of interest, or
    • Enter the bounding coordinates in geographics (latitude and longitude) in either decimal degrees, or degrees, minutes and seconds (GDA94).

    If typing in coordinates, click on the Show Extent button to view the bounding box. To confirm your selection and close the map, click on the Use Extent button. Note that the minimum search area is 0.1 degrees by 0.1 degrees (approximately a 10km by 10km box).

? 4. Period of records?

Period of records

Choose one of the following options:

  • All records (note that the database includes historical records)
  • Select records for a specific time period.
    • To select records recorded after a particular date, click on the Records since field, and either choose the date from the pop-up menu, or type into the field in the format dd/mm/yyyy.
    • To select records recorded before a particular date, click on the Records before field, and either choose the date from the pop-up menu, or type into the field in the format dd/mm/yyyy.
    • To select records recorded within a specific time period, enter details into both the Records since and Records before fields.

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