Welcome to the MEGA Microbat Survey and thank you for taking part!

About the Project

Microbats are a MEGA-important part of our environment, but little is known about them in the Murray-Darling region. This project aims to engage with Landcare associations, landholders, land managers, and other interested community members within the Murray-Darling Basin region to collect information on microbats! The Murray-Darling MEGA Microbat Project is a collaborative initiative of the South Australian Museum, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board, Mid Murray Landcare South Australia, and the University of South Australia.

 This project will:
  • Use an existing network of Landcare officers to engage with a wide range of stakeholders across the Murray-Darling Basin region of South Australia
  • Engage the community (Citizen Scientists) to collect data on microbats
  • Generate important information on microbats and microbat habitat to inform their conservation within the region
As a “Citizen Scientist” participating in this project you can:
  • Complete our MEGA Microbat Survey
  • Attend a Bat Information Night in your region
  • Learn how use ultrasonic microbat detectors
  • Survey microbats on a property
  • Record microbat habitat using a phone app
  • Learn how to encourage microbats to a property
Please complete this survey BEFORE your involvement with the project.

The MEGA Microbat Survey can be completed by any adult (18+). The purpose of the survey is to engage with participants BEFORE and again AFTER their involvement with the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin MEGA Microbat Project in order to:
  • Gauge community awareness and interest of microbats
  • Assess land management actions that benefit microbats, and changes in actions over time
  • Evaluate participant satisfaction levels to allow for continuous improvement in administering the MEGA Microbat Project
Response to this survey is voluntary and your responses will be kept confidential. This project has been approved by the University of South Australia’s Human Research Ethics Committee. Please see here for additional information.