ParkCare Wildlife Assist - Track Billa the Koala Joey

The Wildlife team at Tidbinbilla are releasing our koala joey Billa into the Eucalypt Forest to become a free-range koala! As we release him we want to keep a close eye on him so we can monitor his health and see that he's making a smooth transition to his new life.

The Wildlife team are looking for volunteers to help each morning to use radio tracking devices to locate Billa in the Eucalypt Forest.

Billa the koala will have an ear tag that will send signals to a receiver and volunteers will to walk around the forest until he is located. Once he's found, if he is low enough in the trees then volunteers can help the Wildlife team to catch him and undertake a health check.

There will also be a small amount of camera footage for volunteers to review each day, which will hopefully show us what Billa is doing overnight.

There is a chance that we will not need to find him on the day you come out, in which case you can help us by trying to locate our other free-ranging koalas - they are very good at hiding high up in the trees and we always need help finding and counting them!

When you come in we'll have to teach you how to use the equipment and the route you'll need to follow, so we ask that if you want to sign up please sign up for a few shifts, one a week (or more if you want!) would be ideal.

If you're doing any other volunteer shifts at Tidbinbilla- you are welcome to sign up for this activity on the same day :)

 

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday Morning
  • Tuesday Morning
  • Wednesday Morning
  • Thursday Morning
  • Friday Morning