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Discover CallTrackers – Devonport

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  • Devonport Library
    137 Rooke Street, Devonport TAS 7310, Australia

Curious about the hidden world of wildlife sounds at night?  From the ultrasonic chirps of nine elusive bat species to the booms of the rare and mysterious Australasian bittern, many fascinating creatures make sounds around us at night yet go unnoticed.

We're inviting you to embark on a journey of exploration through the CallTrackers project: your gateway to the wonderland of nocturnal wildlife calls. During September to March, you can borrow state-of-the-art sound recorders from libraries across the state (including Launceston, Smithton, Devonport, St Helens, Whitemark and Hobart). These fantastic gadgets enable us to unravel the secrets of different wildlife sounds. They also help us to track changes in wildlife numbers and habitats over time. You'll receive species identification suggestions the moment you upload your recordings to the Acoustic Pipeline website. It's like having your own hidden-wildlife guide.

Get started this August with our National Science Week "Discover CallTrackers" workshops. 

Delivered by citizen science staff from Bookend Trust, these workshops offer a highly supportive environment, enabling you as a potential CallTracker to gently navigate the technology behind the world of acoustic wildlife monitoring.

Here's what you can expect:

  • Learn how to 'book' your very own CallTracker survey spot. With several options within 6 km of you, wherever you are in Tasmania, there are discoveries to be made just around the corner.
  • Master the art of deploying your recorder, capturing the diverse sounds of our nocturnal world with ease.
  • Help to uncover the mysteries of wildlife ecology and conservation needs as you explore the results of your recordings.

Don't miss this special chance to get connected with a different side of nature.

Bookings essential.


Location Information

We ask that you please register for this session on Eventbrite or call your local library if you need help making a booking. If you are no longer able to make the session, please let us know so that others don’t miss out. Please do not visit the library if you are unwell. If you have any questions or accessibility requirements, please contact us at 03 6165 5491. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you.