Sunshine Coast’s Big Butterfly Count: 12 - 20 Nov

Join us in counting the Sunshine Coast’s butterflies.

Count from your backyard, school, local park or join a public survey event.

You don’t need to be a butterfly expert, anyone can join.


You can record a sighting anytime you see a butterfly during the focus survey period, November 2023.


Butterflies are an important part of a healthy environment. Both adult butterflies and their caterpillars are food for many creatures like birds. Butterflies also help to pollinate our plants. Many caterpillars can only feed on specific native host plants. Because of this close relationship with plants, butterflies can be an indicator of the environmental health of an area.

Download the Sunshine Coast Big Butterfly Count butterfly identification brochure[6718KB].


Count at home

Join a butterfly workshop or survey here!



The Sunshine Coast’s Big Butterfly Count is extremely grateful for the support of Brisbane Catchments Network and Brisbane’s Big Butterfly CountSunshine Coast Environment Council Logo Transparent.png

November 14, 2023 at 8:00am - November 19, 2023
Sunshine Coast Council