Are you going to be in Australia this weekend? As you go about your weekend, how about helping out and counting any Australian White Ibis that you see? This survey started in 2003 and needs your help! You can report your sightings easily online.

You may even see a tagged ibis, like we did on our trip to Sydney last year. This bird “040” had been banded at about 5 weeks old in 2005 and given a tag as an adult in 2008 within Centennial Park. Duncan saw Australian White Ibis “001” on his trip, so keep an eye out!

White Ibis - 040

Australian White Ibis “040”

Previous survey results are available online and can be viewed here.

Written by Clare M
Clare and her husband, Grant, have lived permanently in Broome, Western Australia since 1999 after living in various outback locations around Western Australia and Darwin. She has lived in the Middle East and the United States and traveled extensively in Europe. She monitors Pied Oystercatchers breeding along a 23km stretch of Broome's coastline by bicycle and on foot. She chooses not to participate in social media, but rather wander off into the bush for peace and tranquility. Thankfully she can write posts in advance and get away from technology!