Gang-gang Survey – Reporting Online

The Gang-gang survey has finished!

Bird lovers were invited to submit sightings of Gang-gang Cockatoos over the last year to a special survey using the Atlas of Living Australia.  The survey finished at the end of February 2015.  You can still report Gang-gang sightings for the period up to the end of February, but please don’t report any new sightings to the special survey.

A big thank you to all those who participated!  Results and data will be published in a future edition of COG’s publication Canberra Bird Notes.


Archival Gang-gang Survey Information below



Starting out

  1. Go to the survey entry page
  2. Register following the directions under “First time user – Registration and Sign In” below.
  3. Log in and start entering your observations!


Adding a sighting online.

Marking Location – online data entry 
1) ‘Sign In’, then select ‘Gang Gang Survey’ – under ‘Add Data’. A satellite view map is displayed.
2) Accurately marking a location requires being able to see finer details on map, so click a few times on the ‘+’, then with the arrow over the map press and hold your mouse button and drag the map so the bit you want is centred in display.

NOTE: If you click the mouse while it’s over the orange dot, the dot will have been placed on the map, probably not where you wanted it. To move orange dot (once it is on the map) go to Step 6.

3) Repeat step 2 several times (usually 3 or 4) until map has enough detail to accurately mark location.
4) Position the arrow over this location and click
5) Check is the orange dot accurately located, or do you need to move it.
6) To adjust the location of orange dot, move the arrow over the orange dot, when the arrow is directly over the orange dot it will change to a cross with points in four directions. Press down on your mouse and drag the cross (orange dot is under it) to the location want.

NOTE:  Unless you get the arrow right on the orange dot you won’t have ‘captured’ it and it won’t move, just try again.


Editing a previously entered sighting – how to correct a wrong location

If after you submit your observation, you look at your record and realise that the location isn’t accurately shown, you can correct this by editing your record:

A) First ‘Sign In”, then under ‘View Data’, select ‘My Sightings’
B) Find the record you wish to edit, then select ‘Edit’ at the right hand end of the record, under ‘Action’
C) Go to the blue padlock in the centre top of the page and click so you can edit
D) Move the orange dot as described in step 6 above, until it is at the correct location.
NOTE: If you want to move the orange dot a long way it is best to click on the ‘-‘ (minus) sign 1, 2 or even 3 times so the map is showing a larger area.  Once you get fairly close to the location you want, you may need to use the ‘+’ to enlarge the map again so that you can accurately move the orange dot to your specific location.
E) Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on ‘Save Changes’


Notes to participants

Please make sure to include a short description of location, e.g. an address, so that if you forget to put the minus sign in front of the 35 (or 34) degrees, or miss putting the orange dot on the location you intended, we can correct the lat/longs later.

First time user – Registration and Sign In

To participate in the survey you need to register once and then sign in each time to make an entry.

How to Register (once only)

  1. Go to the  Gang-gang survey web page
  2. Click on the “Sign In” menu button
  3. Click on the highlighted link word “here” in the text – “If you have not already registered, you can do so here.”
  4. Enter the two words or numbers displayed in the Captcha tool.  If you can’t read the text, click on the ‘refresh’ button next to the Captcha logo to get different text, or the loudspeaker button to hear the words spoken aloud.  Click “Submit”
  5. Fill in your registration details including a valid email address and a safe password.  All boxes are mandatory.  Record your password and username in a safe place.
  6. Click the REGISTER button
  7. An email will be sent to you almost immediately. Open your email box and open the email from the website. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL LOOK IN YOUR JUNK E-mail BOX
  8. Follow the instructions – “To confirm your registration request please click on the following link (or copy and paste it into your browser)…”
  9. You will now be taken back to the site and registration is complete.
  10. Sign in to the site


How to sign in to enter more observations

  1. Go to the  Gang-gang survey web page
  2. Click on ‘RECORD A SIGHTING’ and enter your username and passwordORClick on ‘Sign In’, enter your username and password and then click on ‘Gang Gang survey’ under ‘Add Data’.
  3. You are now signed in and able to enter new sightings or view your data.


 If you are having problems, check:

Did you confirm your registration using the link in the email sent to you? (steps 7 and 8).

Are you using the right username and password?  Keep them in a safe place.

On this page:Starting outHow to enter a new sightingHow to edit/change an existing entryNotes to participantsFirst time user – how to register and sign inIf you are having problems, check…