*Black-breasted Button-quail Monitoring

Ipswich City Council
Ipswich, Queensland

Biolink is currently engaged by Ipswich City Council to produce a conservation tool for systematically assessing Black Breasted Button Quail presence across Council's network of Reserves. We are now absorbed in the task of developing a field method for objectively assessing Black Breasted Button Quail presence, as well tools for identifying suitable habitat and determining associations with disturbance history and threats. Towards the end of the project, a 'back-of-house' system will be provided to Council, along with training, to allow the prioritisation of areas for conservation works. Initial examination of Black Breasted Button Quail records across the Ipswich Local Government Area confirms that most available sightings records are contemporaneous (having been collected in the past 10 - 12 years), lending them to analysis based on an interection with underlying vegetation (Regional Ecosystem) mapping, and grid-based approaches. We anticipate the completion of this project before the end of the 2020 - 2021 financial year and will post the results shortly therafter. Stay tuned!