Quenda Search Project

IMG_0136 Narelle Dybing ed.jpgAbout the Quenda Search Project

Shire of Mundaring Libraries is partnering in the Quenda Search Community Citizen Science Project. The Project aims to find out where quenda, the bandicoot species found in South West WA, live in the Shire of Mundaring. The Quenda Search Project team is seeking information about where and when quenda are seen. If you see a quenda in your neighbourhood, we want to know!

How do I take part?

Send an email about your sighting with the date, time of day, the location (street or reserve name and suburb) and how many quenda you saw to backyard.bandicoots.perth @gmail.com. Photos and stories we can share are welcome! (We will never share your personal details.)

This Project will collect information from April until the end of June so you can submit sightings more than once. With the information from the emails the Project Team will create a map to show where quenda are sighted. Results will be sent to all participants. 


Maybe you don't know what a quenda looks like, or you may see diggings and wonder what made them. The Quenda Search Team has developed information and activity resources to help you learn about quenda. Click on the links below to download them. 

Information Resources

Quenda Search Project flyer

Quenda or Rat?

Quenda: Nature's Gardeners

Activity Resources                               

My Backyard Bandicoot Colouring In
Quenda Ears Craft Quenda Activity                                   

Quenda or Rabbit Activity
Quenda or Rat Activity Sheet

Quenda Stories  

The Quenda Search Project Team is a local team including Dr Amanda Kristancic, Zoologist, and Cathy Levett, Environmental Educator with the EMRC.

(Image credit: Narelle Dybing)

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