Fauna

As the vegetation at the Marrambidya Wetland continues to grow and develop over the years to come it is hoped this beautiful space will be home to an increasing number of birds and animals. 

Birds

The Marrambidya Wetland will attract migratory birds, as well as be home to year round residents.  Visitors to the wetland can spend time in the bird hide and watch the birds in their natural setting with minimal disturbance.

Birds that you may see at the Marrambidya Wetland include the:

  • Australian Wood Duck
  • White-faced Heron
  • White-necked Heron
  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
  • Galah
  • Masked Lapwing
  • Barking Owl
  • Tawny Frogmouth
  • Superb Parrot (locally threatened)

White-necked Heron perched on a snag at the Marrambidya Wetland
Mammals

After dark, the Marrambidya Wetland comes to life in the wonderful world of mammals.  

Hollows provide important shelter for animals including Brushtail Possums, Ringtail Possums and the locally threatened Squirrel Glider.  As limbs fall from the River Red gums they sometimes allow hollows to form.  These hollows provide perfect protection for mammals and birds.

Since European settlement we have changed the landscape significantly, losing large amounts of natural vegetation and the important habitat that this provides for native animals.  Constructed nesting boxes have been installed at the wetlands to provide extra housing for the animals we want to visit the site.

Regular monitoring of the nestboxes is carried out by volunteers and Council staff.  Guided spotlighting tours take place each September to celebrate Biodiversity Month.  Keep an eye on the 'Events' page for upcoming tours.

Tree hollowNest box