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Native Fauna and Threatened species

Aussie Bird Count

The 2023 Aussie Bird Count is between Monday 16 October to Sunday 22 October 2023. Council wants your help recording what birds are where!

Register here and record all local birds you see in your backyard or favourite park. 

Georges River is home to at least 113 native fauna species, of which most species are birds. There are also populations of swamp wallabies, possums, frogs, flying-foxes and microbats.

The 2021 Biodiversity Study recorded 8 threatened species, 3 of which have never previously been recorded in the LGA. 

Those species are listed in the table below, with * indicating species never before recorded.

Common Name Scientific name NSW Conservation Status
Grey-headed Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus Vulnerable
Powerful Owl Ninox strenua Vulnerable
White-bellied Sea-Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster Vulnerable
Eastern Coastal Freetailed Bat* Micronomus norfolkensis Vulnerable
Little Bent-winged Bat Miniopterus australis Vulnerable
Large Bent-winged Bat Miniopterus orianae oceanensis Vulnerable
Southern Myotis* Myotis macropus Vulnerable
Greater Broad-nosed Bat* Scoteanax rueppellii Vulnerable

Council has adopted a Wildlife Protection Area Policy which declares 19 Category 2 wildlife protection areas in Council managed bushland reserves. 
Category 2 wildlife protection areas prohibit cats as per section 30(1)(b) of the NSW Companion Animals Act 1998. Dogs that are on a leash will be permitted on formed tracks, pathways or roads in Category 2 lands.

The Neighbourhood Maps contain maps of the declared wildlife protection areas.

You can find out more information on the following plants and animals below.

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