Southern forest bat. Image: Lisa Cawthen.
Photo: Lisa Cawthen


CallTrackers is the Bookend Trust’s third and newest NatureTrackers project, aimed at using sound recorders to find and monitor noisy but elusive species. Our initial focus is on Tasmanian bats and the threatened Australasian bittern, species which have distinctive calls.

The project will introduce you to wildlife monitoring. You will have the opportunity to choose a location and deploy a recorder, then upload the resulting data. We’ll send you information on which species have been identified. You’ll learn about which species live in your area, their biology, behaviour and conservation needs.

Australasian bittern. Image: Imogen Warren.
Photo: Imogen Warren
Jim Lovell setting up audio equipment. Photo: Clare Hawkins.
Photo: Clare Hawkins