Fauna surveys

Fauna surveys

We can tell you all you need to know about the fauna on your land, so you can focus on what you do best.

At Boobook Ecological Consulting, we undertake fauna surveys for all terrestrial vertebrate groups. This includes birds, amphibians, reptiles, bats, other mammals and some invertebrate groups such as land snails and butterflies. 

We also undertake generalist surveys of all species present at a site. 

We have specialist knowledge of the fauna of southern inland Queensland, especially from the Brigalow Belt and Mulga Lands bioregions, as well as experience with conservation significant fauna across Australia. 

Craig and Michael inspect a metal trap used for small mammals

Why conduct fauna surveys?

We conduct fauna surveys to:

Our approach

Our approach to fauna surveys is thorough and comprehensive.

We generally start with a desktop assessment to determine which species have been recorded from or are expected to occur within an area. This involves searching databases and available literature.

We then employ a range of field survey techniques, including:

A comprehensive and meaningful report is then produced that fulfills all client or project requirements. Generally, reports will contain the results of desktop assessments (e.g. previous studies, database searches), on-ground survey results and any management recommendations.

This means you can maximise your return on investment and keep operating at best practice.

Note: Fauna surveys may be undertaken over multiple seasons in order to detect seasonal animals such as migratory species or those that only emerge during certain environmental conditions.

Meryl holding a large insect in her fingers

Our recent experience

As well as conducting numerous general fauna surveys for ecological assessments, we have recently conducted targeted surveys for these threatened species of the Brigalow Belt, Mulga Lands and Surat/Bowen Basins:

For more information about how we can help you with fauna surveys, contact us

What our clients say

The science of a shared world

Boobook Ecological Consulting has built its success on decades I first-hand knowledge of the natural ecosystems of the southern Queensland drylands combined with practical understanding of the complex pressures that impinge on Australia’s fragile environment.