You are welcome and encouraged to print and use the documents below. We would love to hear about
how you use our resources, please email us [email protected].
An introduction to creating small bird habitat (pdf 340 kb).
This contains a detailed introduction to creating small bird habitat in your garden, bushland,
parkland and wasteland. And here is a version
in English and Mandarin.
Habitat in your garden in a bush fire prone area (223kb).
- Find out how you can create a native habitat garden which is
attractive, healthy and productive. Native plants, vegetables, pollinators, birds and
biodiversity all contribute to a healthy garden.
Follow this link to download a list of
native habitat plants for the Sydney region (16.1 KB)
and this link for some that are
edible. (14.6 KB)
Messy or weedy areas can provide good habitat for small birds and animals. It is important to protect existing habitat,
which is being used for nesting or as the main living location by native birds or animals, even if weedy.
If the habitat is weedy replacement native habitat needs to be either regenerated or planted in a nearby
location AND only after it is in use by the target species should the weedy habitat be considered for removal.
Please download our brochure:
Weed removal & habitat - Before you start...look, listen & consider
in English (432 KB),
a version in Cantonese (805 KB) and
a version in Mandarin (764 KB).
Win-win-win - Reduce graffiti, add to security and create habitat. Download our
Habitat haven a natural graffiti barrier information sheet (413 KB) and
A3 poster (454 KB)
native habitat plant photos.
Lookup weed photos -
For quick and easy identification of common garden weeds, potentially invasive plants and
environmental weeds go to
Web Weed Lookup.
Also find out more about what weeds are, how they are spread
and how to control them.
Print our A4 visual on how to create a small bird habitat haven (pdf 409 kb) in your garden or bushland area.
For schools and projects here is an A3 poster with a sugggested size and numbers of plants
for creating a habitat haven (685 kb)
. Another with more
plant species suggestions (392 kb).
And to assist in the planning of your habitat haven please use this
Planting a habitat haven poster A4 size - with plant guide cross section (590 kb). and
Planting a habitat haven poster A3 size - with plant guide cross section (676 kb).
plant a small bird habitat haven in your garden - A3 poster.
plant a small bird habitat haven in your garden - A4.
Find out more about creating small bird habitat and our Hunter's Hill small bird habitat project, download
article (1.54 MB). and see how to create a
Habitat Buffer A3 version (502 kb) and
Habitat Buffer A4 version (476 kb).
Habitat Network handout (259 kb) uses simple graphics to illustrate the concept of habitat.
Habitat Network poster A3(283 kb).
Some plants with berries are spread into our bushland and gardens as weeds by birds - learn more from our Berry Berry Bad Plant brochure
in English (399 kb) and
in Mandarin (420 kb)
Learn how to embrace or discourage
Brush-turkeys in your garden (fact sheet)
and with these Brush Turkey brochures
The Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority has produced Bushcare volunteer training and professional support materials.
The Habitat Network is featured as a snapshot on page 7 of the Volunteer Coordinators Network Manual.
We also provided photos for the Bushcare Booster Module 3 - see
For more information or to share your experiences and photos please email us at