Information about the techniques available to map or monitor platypus populations is available on the following pages:
- Overview of methods (pros and cons)
- Visual methods
- Live-trapping methods
- Environmental DNA (eDNA)
- Burrow counts
To learn more about the best way to spot a platypus in the wild, please go to Hints on Spotting Platypus and Water-rats in the Wild.
To report details of a platypus sighting (or a water-rat/rakali sighting), go to Report a Sighting.
To find out more about how you can become involved as a citizen scientist in platypus monitoring as part of the Australian Platypus Monitoring Network (APMN), go to www.platypusnetwork.org.au.