Blue Wren
Blue Wren
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Mangrove Heron

The Fauna of the City of Canada Bay

In Spring 2013 and Autumn 2014, an ecological consultant was engaged to work closely with bushcare staff, bushcare volunteers and community members (including schools) with important local knowledge and experience to revisit key fauna sites sampled during Council’s Fauna Survey (2003). The survey was undertaken at 35 sites across City of Canada Bay. These included Council bushland reserves, two NSW Health properties, seven local schools, three golf courses, river foreshores and street verges/home garden vegetation. The aim was to record all fauna species present at these sites with a particular focus on daytime-active birds. The report will assist Council and the community with protecting and managing biodiversity within the City of Canada Bay LGA and is downloadable below. 

The Fauna of City of Canada Bay Local Government Area: 2013-2014 

Our Living Catchment Fauna and Habitat Report 

This report was officially launched on Saturday 30th May at the opening of the inaugural Parramatta River Source to Sea. This project involves a landmark study of fauna richness across the whole Parramatta River catchment. It aims to expand, restore and manage the extent of native habitats in the fragmented landscapes of the Parramatta River catchment. It has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust. 

For more information please see the Our Living River website. 

Hollows as Homes

Canada Bay Council, with the help of the community, aims to assess the availability of tree hollows and their use by wildlife. Canada Bay Council is teaming-up with Hollows as Homes, we want you to report tree hollows and nest boxes in your backyard, street, park, in fact wherever you see them: www.hollowsashomes.com  

The information that you provide will be used to build a picture of the location, type and number of hollows available in our local area, as well as the wildlife using these hollows. This information will inform management plans to retain important habitat trees, plant future habitat trees and supplement missing habitat (e.g. with nest boxes). For more information visit facebook.com/hollowsashomes.

Hollows as Homes is supported by the Sydney Coastal Councils Group through funding from the Australian Government.

So spread the word: @HollowsAsHomes or #HollowsAsHomes

Feral animals  ​​

The City of Canada Bay supports a surprisingly diverse array of native wildlife, considering the limited amount of remnant habitat that exists in the City. Introduced species such as the European Red Fox and stray domestic cats are known to prey on native lizards, birds and mammals. Managing the impacts of these feral species is very difficult in our urban environment; however Council is committed to addressing the issue through community education. 

To find out what you can do at home to reduce fox numbers in your area, please download our urban Feral Fox Brochure


The City of Canada Bay is working with 15 other Sydney councils to manage the impact of foxes. A regional and coordinated approach is being developed to manage the newly NSW declared pest. Over the next year the project will study the behaviour of urban foxes, engage local communities and map the distribution of foxes in southern Sydney enabling fox control to be undertaken at strategic locations.  

To help us reduce the impacts of foxes, visit the FoxScan website and record your sightings.  

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