Tools for conservation

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Below you will find:

  • Equipment for surveys
  • Tools for restoring/enhancing suboptimal habitat

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Equipment for surveys


There is advice here for selecting binoculars for bird-watching (which would mean they’re good for other wildlife-watching also).

Cameras – hand-held

Phones and other small cameras can be useful for close-up photos of birds that aren’t shy, lizards, and of insects and other small creatures that don’t startle too easily, also for plants of all sizes, which generally don’t run or fly away!. Attachments (click here) can be bought to enhance the quality of really close-up photography

A good telephoto lens is very useful for more distance subjects.  It can be a large attachment or a built-in sense with zoom capability. Some of these, such as the Nikon Coolpix series (click here), give excellent results for both closeups of a beetle on a leaf or angle sorting above. There is an setting to counter for back-lit or poorly-lit animals, increasing the exposure so you will see more details.


Cameras – motion-sensing

There is some general advice

Suppliers in SEQ include:



Traps (only to be used with appropriate permits)


Tools for restoration  and enhancing suboptimal habitats

Nest boxes

Hollow Log Homes – Nes boxes for sale Birds (including black cockatoo), microbats, gliders (including rear-entry boxes), antechinus, phascogales etc.

Book on building nest boxes for wildlife

How to build a nest box for owlet nightjar

How to build a nest box for southern boobook owl

How to build a nest box for spotted pardalote

“Bee hotels”

Visit Little Bees Secret Garden (nee o he Wholefoods shop at Canungra)

Watering points for wildlife

How to make a wildlife-watering pod

Guards for young trees

Variety of guards for sale

Other ideas for protection

Watering devices for young trees