Find owls without leaving home! Listen to audio from the wild across Australia and see if you can hear any 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.
Owl calls found
Sessions by citizen scientists
3564 owl calls detected
Little Desert Nature Lodge (VIC)
1795 owl calls detected
Boyagin Nature Reserve (WA)
7028 owl calls detected
Charles Darwin Reserve (WA)
571 owl calls detected
Little Llangothlin Reserve / Warra National Park (NSW)
2529 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.