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Useful information

Networks on the web

Articles and research projects

Fauna information

Networks on the web

These links are to websites which provide information on urban habitat and wildlife.

Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife - home page & Backyard Buddies. Register with Backyard Buddies to receive a free monthly newsletter which provides tips for creating habitat in your backyard.

Birds in Backyards provides a lot of information about birds. You can also register to exchange information and observations. Check out the small insect eating birds and birds of interest pages.

Habitat Advocate.

Trees for Life - South Australia. Trees For Life Incorporated is a community of people working to revegetate South Australia and conserve its remnant vegetation.


Articles and research projects

Finding Animals amongst the Weeds: An Audit System for Animal-Weed Relationships - Susan Lawrie.
Downloads follow. Introduction to papers (9.05 KB)
Paper 1: "An audit system to account for birds and mammals utilising weed species" (496 KB)
Paper 2: as presented at the New Zealand Geographical Society Conference Series No. 21 (399 KB)

Honeysuckle Reserve, Jannali
In the Sutherland Council area one of the Bushcare volunteers has recorded a case study which may be of interest. The message from it is simple - don't clear the weeds until there is something there to replace it.
Download the full story: Honeysuckle Reserve, Jannali.(13.1 KB)

Yuppie bandicoots of inner western Sydney in hiding or urban renewal?
Authors: Tanya Leary, Alan Kwok, Ben Khan and Paul Ibbetson
Pages 415 - 425 extract from "The Natural History of Sydney",
edited by Daniel Lunney, Pat Hutchings and Dieter Hochuli.
Royal Zoological Society of NSW, Mosman, NSW, Australia. 2010.

Long-nosed bandicoots Perameles nasuta were thought to have disappeared from inner western Sydney by the mid to late 1960s. This paper documents recent (2002 to present) records of long-nosed bandicoots in the urban areas of inner western Sydney, including Marrickville, Ashfield, Canada Bay, Canterbury, and Leichhardt. A pilot radio-tracking study of two adult females found that they foraged almost exclusively in urban backyards and nested by day under old buildings. This paper also explores their origins and behaviour. Download and read about Yuppie bandicoots of inner western Sydney (3.21 MB).


Fauna information

Atlas of Living Australia.

Aussie Bee and the Australian Native Bee Research Centre.

Bat Rescue and information on building bat boxes.

Birdlife Australia - find a bird.


Cicada Mania - heaps of information about Cicadas.

AABR - check out RegenTV videos.

fauNature a project through the Museum of South Australia to bring people and wildlife together.

Flora for fauna a website by the Nursery & Garden Industry helping you make a garden for wildlife.

FATS - Frog information.

Images of Life on Earth - www.arkive.org

Insects - Australian Insects website.

Sydney Bats website - Ku-ring-gai Bat Conservation Society Inc.

Sydney wildlife - Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services website.

Wildlife friendly fencing and short article from the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators newsletter July 2011


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