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About Faunawatch

FaunaWatch is a community-based program run by Wildlife Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Branch.

faunawatchDo you look out for wildlife when you’re out and about? If so, become a FaunaWatch observer and tell us what you see.


The FaunaWatch program collects and compiles sighting information submitted by community volunteers. We’re not just interested in rare or threatened species – what you see in your own backyard or local park is just as important to us.

Population monitoring of species can identify changes as early as possible, so that fauna protection plans can be established.

Get Involved

FaunaWatch began in 1998 in Caloundra City and has since expanded to the entire Sunshine Coast Regional Council area, as well as the Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Fraser Coast Regional Council areas. We hope the program will expand to other regions of Queensland in the coming year.

FaunaWatch needs more observers in all the areas listed above – to become a FaunaWatch observer, complete this registration form and forward it to the Coordinator. The registration form includes instructions on how to accurately complete the survey forms.


How it Works

FaunaWatch volunteers explore in groups or as individuals and submit survey forms about which species they have observed. The FaunaWatch database stores the submitted information in a format which can assist in research, education and land use planning.

FaunaWatch runs workshops and organises survey trips in the Sunshine Coast area. The project also produces the FaunaWatch newsletter which contains up-to-date advice on completing survey forms and other wildlife news.

Project resources and information

To become a Faunawatch observer, complete the registration form and forward it to the Coordinator. The registration form includes instructions on how to accurately complete the survey forms.



The Sunshine Coast & Hinterland branch of Wildlife Queensland currently coordinates and finances the project. Funding has also been provided by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council (previously Caloundra City, Maroochy Shire and Noosa Shire Councils); Moreton Bay Regional Council (previously Pine Rivers and Caboolture Shire Councils) and SEQ Catchments.

For more information on this project, contact the FaunaWatch team

For more information on WPSQ’s projects, email or phone +61 (7) 3844 0129.

Written by wildlife1ict