BIRDS & ANIMALS


The Wonboyn district is home to hundreds of species of birds, and a good number of native animals.  Many can be seen right here in the park, but a quiet walk through the bush or the beach almost guarantees sighting the shyer creatures such as lyre birds.  (Having said that, plenty of lyre birds can be seen wandering about the park throughout winter, casually uprooting the lawns and Bucky's flowerbeds!)

 

Rainbow lorikeets, king parrots, crimson rosellas, wood ducks, wonga pigeons, turtle doves, shrike thrushes, bower birds, currawongs and kookaburras all visit the park regularly, looking for handouts.  (It's vital for the health of these birds that humans only feed them the right foods - i.e. no bread and honey for the lorikeets!)We also have a variety of little birds, notably firetail finches and several types of wren and honey eaters.

 

Animal residents in the park include half a dozen kangaroos and wallabies, goannas, bandicoots and of course both ring and brush tail possums.  More occasional visitors include wombats and even pythons!

 

Because Wonboyn is surrounded by forest and wilderness, visiting nature lovers are guaranteed their fill of native birds, animals and flora.

 

The area is home to over one hundred bird species, a wide variety of which are seen regularly here in the park - even shy lyre birds wander about in winter, digging up the gardens!  Not so wild are our "resident" rainbow lorikeets, king parrots and crimson rosellas which can be hand fed - in fact they insist on it!  Bird seed can be obtained at the office or the store - please be aware that it is detrimental to the health of native birds and animals to feed them "human" foods.

 

A number of native animals also visit or live in the park, and the Nadgee Wilderness is of course home to many more - you will see kangaroos and wallabies, bandicoots, goannas, plenty of possums and even the occasional wombat and bandicoot.