How to

Welcome to the Monitoring page, which explains some of the ways in which you can use your camera to survey your surroundings and what you can do with the information you collect. If you can't find what you want or are interested in some other area of camera use, please contact me and I'll put my research skills to use.

If you want hands-on instruction, contact me and we can discuss setting up a camera trapping and fauna survey workshop for your group.

For a simple introduction to using cameras for fauna surveys, please download a manual I produced for the Moorabool Landcare Network's fauna survey program. Some of the information on permits is specific to Victoria, but the rest should be widely applicable.

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MLN Fauna Monitoring with camera traps Published.pdf

Further information can be found by watching the DPI NSW Biosecurity set of videos on camera trapping.

PestSmart has a camera trapping page on their website. It's focused on camera trapping for feral monitoring, but many of the ideas are applicable to other situations. Check out their very handy manual on An Introduction to Camera Trapping for Wildlife Surveys in Australia.