Cardinia Creek Catchment Thermal Surveys Report


Tarnya Cox, Research Scientist Department of Primary Industries, Vertebrate Pest Research Unit


A thermal survey of Cardinia Creek Catchment was undertaken from 3-4 July 2021. Deer were recorded on 28 of the 35 transects flown during the survey. There were 78 observations of deer (largest group size = 7, average group size = 2) totalling 158 deer seen during the survey. Abundance estimates for deer based on these observations across the survey area is 1695 ±} 324, (CV = 19%). The density of deer across the survey area is 15.3 ± 2.9 per km2

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