Annual Nest Box Monitoring

It was a beautiful sunny Autumn day in which we found ourselves checking the nest boxes on the Walmer South Nature Conservation Reserve. Six of us got the job done in just under three hours. We have a total of 89 boxes but only 77 are for mammals, including bats. The other boxes are for pardalotes and owlet nightjars which are not a part of our monitoring program.

The number of critters seen were down on last year, with a total of 25 – 4 x Brush-tailed Possums, 12 x Sugargliders, and 9 x bats. Although we didn’t see any Brush-tailed Phascogales, there were 7 fresh nests in the boxes giving us an indication of occupation this season.


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