Results from collecting by citizen scientists in the Lake Eyre Basin

  • 38 submissions where received
  • Samples were received from five species
  • Feather samples included feathers from Brolgas - famous for their elaborate courtship dance and the subject of traditional Aboriginal legends and dances – that are considered a vulnerable population in South Australia, where numbers are dwindling.
  • The Lake Eyre Basin was a relatively dry basin with limited permanent water. Because of this, most of the wetlands are temporary and therefore most of the feathers discovered in this basin had been grown elsewhere in Australia.

Did you know?

The basin sits across four states/territories and doesn't reach the sea. It covers the following areas:

  • South Australia - south from the Lake Eyre region
  • Northern Territory - east to Alice Springs
  • Queensland - north to Mt Isa, east to Longreach
  • New South Wales - east to Broken Hill