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Birdlife Australia runs one of Australia’s best conservation programs, the hooded plover program. The hooded plover is a beach nesting bird with a distinct breeding season. They are particularly vulnerable to human activity and the primary threats to the species come from beach users and their four legged friends (dogs). Hundreds of dedicated volunteers around New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia devote much of their time to tirelessly checking the status of these critically threatened birds during their breeding season on beaches everywhere in southern Australia.
Previously, Birdlife Australia volunteers would don their best beach going gear and binoculars, find a breeding pair, fill out a paper form, head on home, send the data into Birdlife Australia via snail mail, and then as time permitted staff and volunteers in Birdlife Australia would enter the data into spreadsheets, usually some weeks later.
Birdlife staff would tear their hair out trying to wade through forms and spreadsheets, manually updating data, calling people to verify data, sending email reports out to regional coordinators, and not ever being able to get a full picture of what was happening to the birds in real time.
Empowered website built a system which allows streamlined data entry through a custom built web portal with data going into a single secure source. Volunteers can now check on nesting birds, enter their observations on the beach directly into the web portal and data is instantly processed and viewable by the team at Birdlife headquarters. There is a management issue requiring urgent attention, no problems, the staff already know about it. Need to see if another volunteer has already checked that pair today, no problems a quick check on the portal before you leave home will tell you which ones need to be checked.
The end result is that the better real time data for the hoodies means better chances for them and greater efficiency of valuable volunteer time. Birdlife Australia is happy with the result and we will continue to work with them to improve the system and help the hoodies.
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