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Welcome to the 2014 Koala Count

This is our second year running the Australia wide Koala Count. Results from this year Koala Count will add to the data from last year, helping us to keep an eye on our koalas from year to year. All data collected during the Count is share with everyone working in koala conservation.

During the Count survey period we ask you to record where you see koalas using our smart phone app BioTag or using the map on this portal. To register your interest in taking part in our 2014 Koala Count, please

If you have already participated in Bathing Birds or our 2013 Koala Count, there is no need to re-register - simply send me an email to be added to the Koala Count group. If you have any questions about the Koala Count please email Dr Gráinne Cleary at grainnec@npansw.org.au

To find out more about the Koala Count, see our Q&As

User guides: BioTag & Data Portal

BioTag is a smartphone app freely available for iPhone and android to help you record your Koala sightings in the field. See below for guides on how to use BioTag and the online data portal to record your koala data.


Go to the Google Play store to find out more about BioTag for android and download.

Download our BioTag for android PDF guide

iPhone & iPad

Go to the itunes store to find out more about BioTag for iOS and download.

Download our BioTag for iPhone PDF guide

Can I still participate if I don't have a smartphone?
YES, you can!

Download our data portal PDF guide

Bathing Birds 2014 Winter Report

Thank you to all our citizen scientists who participated in the 2014 winter Bathing Birds survey. We had an overwheliming response with over 1,100 citizen scientists taking part. To read about the results from this survey you can downland the Bathing Birds 2014 Winter report here:


Our summer Bathing Birds survey starts the 23rd of January and runs until the 23rd of February 2015. Registrations open again after the Koala Count.