Sunshine Coast Council

Biodiverse Environmental carried out a project for Sunshine Coast Council  in 2021/2022.  The project involved the construction and installation of 113 hardwood timber nest boxes throughout the Sunshine Coast region. Nest Boxes were constructed to target a range of species including arboreal mammals, microbats, and hollow-dependent birds to provide supplementary hollows.

77 nest boxes were installed at Baroon Pocket Fauna Reserve, 20 at Doonan Creek and 16 along Hunchy Road which were fitted with Passive Infrared monitoring devices (PIR).  PIR devices allow for real time non-invasive monitoring of fauna activity. The data was used to further investigate the preference of different fauna species for nest box design and placement.  The nest boxes are monitored and maintained where needed.