What’s In Your Backyard

 

If you’re serious about identifying which species are in your area, you’ll need some help!

 

There are lots of great websites, apps and books. Here are some to get you started:

Websites

 

Backyard Buddies

A complete guide to the birds, frogs, mammals, reptiles and bugs in your backyard. There are factsheets and DIY projects to create wildlife habitat. Build your very own bee hotel, frog pond or nest box.

 

Frogs of Australia

The definitive guide to the frogs of Australia: descriptions, images, calls.

 

Birds in Backyards

Information about birds that live where people live. Complete with bird finder and tips for creating bird-friendly backyards.

 

Australian Online Reptile Database

A searchable database of all Australian reptile species

 

Australian Museum

Information about all types of Australian animals.

 

What bug is that?

A guide to Australian insect families.

 

Phone and Tablet Apps

 

 

ALL ANIMAL GROUPS

 

WildlifeID Australia

iOS  |  Android

 

Field guide to Queensland Fauna

iOS  |  Android

 

Gaia Guide

iOS  |  Android

 

 

REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS

 

Frogs of Australia

iOS

 

FrogID Project

iOS  |  Android

 

Snakes of Australia

iOS

 

Australian Reptiles and Frogs

iOS  |  Android

 

 

BIRDS

 

Australian Birds Guide

iOS  |  Android

 

Morcombe’s Birds of Australia

iOS  |  Android

 

 

MAMMALS

 

Australian Mammals

iOS  |  Android

 

 

SPIDERS

 

Spidentify

iOS  |  Android

Field Guides and Books

 

available at most local bookstores or online

 

 

Field Guide to the Birds of Australia

Simpson and Day

 

The Field Guide to the Birds of Australia 

Pizzey and Knight

 

A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Queensland 

Wilson

 

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia 

Cogger

 

A Field Guide to the Frogs of Queensland 

Vanderduys

 

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Australia 

Menkhorst and Knight

 

A Field Guide to the Spiders of Australia 

Whyte and Anderson

 

A Field Guide to Insects in Australia 

Zborowski and Storey

 

Wildlife of the Townsville Region 

From the Discovering Urban Wildlife Workshop

Download PDF

Who’s making that noise?

Written by Heather Neilly, illustrated by Anil Tortop

A picture book about urban wildlife for 4-7 year olds, featured in the ‘Discovering Urban Wildlife’ workshops.

Download colouring pages here:

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