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.

Email for more information and to sign up.

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.