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Hear a hoot?

Find owls without leaving home! Listen to audio from the wild across Australia and see if you can hear any owl calls.

Find Owl Calls

Help us find out how many owls are in Australia and where. At the same time, you’ll be training the ‘owlgarithm’ so artificial intelligence can make future monitoring easier.

Meet the owls

Progress so far


Owl calls found


Sessions by citizen scientists

Explore the locations

Boyagin Nature Reserve (WA)

6587 owl calls detected

Samford Valley (QLD)

2790 owl calls detected

Newhaven (NT)

589 owl calls detected

Reedy Creek (QLD)

2090 owl calls detected

Tarcutta Hills (NSW)

1246 owl calls detected


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In keeping with the spirit of Reconciliation, this project would like to acknowledge all the Traditional Owners of land on which the acoustic observatory data is collected, and to pay our respects to their Elders, past present and future. We also recognise the key role that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have always played in protecting and conserving the land and sea.