Count migrating whales

Spot humpback whales migrating up the NSW coast as part of a citizen science project at Cape Solander.

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) tail slappingJoin a loyal team of citizen scientists who count whales migrating up the coast each winter.

They are part of the long-running Cape Solander Whale Migration Study, which operates from Kamay Botany Bay National Park.

Citizen scientists keep a vigil at Cape Solander from dawn to dusk to see which whales are heading up the coast to the warmer waters off Queensland to breed.

They have recorded:

On the busiest days more than 40 humpback whales have been recorded, with 2016 their best season yet since the count started in 1997.

How do I get involved?

Call the Kamay Botany Bay National Park office on 02 9668 2000 to find out how join as a volunteer whale watcher.

Where else can I go to watch whales?

There are some great places along the NSW coast if you want to spot whales but don’t want to take part in a survey.

See Wild about Whales to help you plan your next whale watching adventure.