Count flying foxes

Help us keep an eye on threatened grey-headed flying-foxes and their camps across eastern NSW.

Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) in full flightDo you have a flying-fox camp near you? If so, we need your help to monitor threatened grey-headed flying-foxes and their daytime roosts.

By volunteering to monitor this threatened species, you will be joining a national program to learn more about trends in its distribution and population.

Your results will also help inform responses to public concerns about the impact of flying-foxes on industry, agriculture and public health, including any potential Hendra virus outbreaks.

For more information and to sign up, contact Mike Roache by email, or by phone on (02) 9995 5232

Citizen scientists visit known flying-fox camps to see if flying-foxes are present, and if so, count them.

Citizen scientists also map the camp boundary and provide other information, such as the species of flying-fox present and any changes in the camp’s condition.

Flying-fox surveys run 4 times a year, on the third Friday of February, May, August and November.

There are flying-fox camps across eastern NSW. For an interactive map showing where different species of flying-foxes are found, see Australian Government’s Monitoring Flying-fox Populations.