The winners and results from the Eco-Hunt!

The winners and results from the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Eco-Hunt 2017 Competition!

(Winners, please check your inbox for details on how to claim your prize)

Eco-Hunt Stats

400+
PARTICIPANTS

486
PHOTOS

2290
IDENTIFICATIONS

116
SPECIES MAPPED


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Eco-Hunt Winner
Drawn from all eco-hunt entries who submitted at least one sighting from the wetlands

Winner of a 1 Family Pass (2A3C) on Maroochy Nature Cruises

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Bettinfamily
15 sightings
overall score: 330

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Champion Spotter
Highest overall score based on sightings submitted from within the wetlands

Winner of a $100 voucher from Whites IGA Bli Bli

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Princess Ruby
31 sightings
total score: 1645

Best Find
Highest scoring individual sighting based on rarity for location and season (includes bonus for identifying the sighting).

Winner of a $100 gift voucher from River Shore Resort

 

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Fox101
total score: 223
 

Image: Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis), by Fox101, CC BY-NC

 

Top Spotters

1. Prince Ruby
score: 1279

2. Brielle
score: 623

3. Fox101
score: 611

4. Eve Stephenson
score: 571

5. katieb
score: 535

Most Spotted

1. Fiddler Crab
41 sightings

2. Mud crabs (general)
13 sightings

3. Ants (Formicidae)
12 sightings

4. Toadfish (Tetraodontidae)
11 sightings

5. Orb Web Spider (Nephila sp.)
10 sightings

 

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In the Media

 

Featured sightings

 Eastern Yellow Robin  by SilverB,  CC BY-NC

Eastern Yellow Robin by SilverB, CC BY-NC

 Jezebel Butterfly larva  by Brielle,  CC BY-NC

Jezebel Butterfly larva by Brielle, CC BY-NC

 White-faced Heron  (Egretta novaehollandiae) by Eva Stephenson,    CC BY-NC

White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) by Eva Stephenson, CC BY-NC

 Furry-clawed Crab  (Australoplax tridentata) by Fox101,  CC BY-NC

Furry-clawed Crab (Australoplax tridentata) by Fox101, CC BY-NC

 Katydid  (Phaneropterinae) by Tyler,    CC BY-NC   

Katydid (Phaneropterinae) by Tyler, CC BY-NC 

 Brush Turkey  (Alectura latham)   by Princess Ruby,    CC BY-NC

Brush Turkey (Alectura latham) by Princess Ruby, CC BY-NC

 Skink  (Cryptobelpharus sp. TBD) by katieb,    CC BY-NC

Skink (Cryptobelpharus sp. TBD) by katieb, CC BY-NC

  Heterallatis sp. by Ahabz.    CC BY-NC

Heterallatis sp. by Ahabz. CC BY-NC

 Gastropod  (Littorinidae) by G5,  CC BY-NC

Gastropod (Littorinidae) by G5, CC BY-NC

 Shield Bug (Pentatomidae). Photo by Brielle.

Shield Bug (Pentatomidae). Photo by Brielle.

 Fiddler Crab  (Uca sp.) by Phoebe Gladman,    CC BY-NC

Fiddler Crab (Uca sp.) by Phoebe Gladman, CC BY-NC

 Millipede  (Paradoxosomatidae)   by Brielle,  CC BY-NC

Millipede (Paradoxosomatidae) by Brielle, CC BY-NC

 Leaf Beetle  (Phyllocharis sp.) by Brielle,  CC BY-NC

Leaf Beetle (Phyllocharis sp.) by Brielle, CC BY-NC

 Toadfish  (Taetractenos hamiltoni)   by Princess Ruby,  CC BY-NC

Toadfish (Taetractenos hamiltoni) by Princess Ruby, CC BY-NC


Best Find Runners up

Image: Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus funereus, by Eugenia, CC BY-NC

Image: Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis) by Princess Ruby, CC BY-NC

Image: Little Shrikethrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha) by katieb, CC BY-NC

Image: Four-spined jewel spider (Gasteracantha quadrispinosa) from Princess Ruby, CC BY-NC

 

Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Eco-Hunt

The Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Eco-Hunt gives YOU the chance to experience, learn about, and contribute to protecting the amazing biodiversity that is in our backyard.  Take a walk on the wild side, adventure into nature, and see what natural treasures you can find. Data that you collect contributes to mapping Australia’s incredible biodiversity.

  • experience nature on real outdoor adventures.

  • learn life's secrets with expert feedback on all sightings.

  • help protect the environment as sightings contribute to biodiversity research.