Native Animals

Like many places in Australia where original indigenous vegetation still exists, the Moreton Bay Region is home to a rich diversity of native animals across a wide variety of natural habitat types.
  • Significant & priority species

    Moreton Bay is a region of divergent natural landscapes that support a superb variety of plants, animals and ecosystems.

  • Frogs

    Council cooperates with the Queensland Frog Society to encourage and foster an interest in frogs. Your backyard environment can be made more suitable for frogs by creating a frog pond.

  • Flying foxes

    Flying foxes are mammals, like humans, and belong to the Order Chiroptera (meaning ‘hand-winged’). Flying foxes play an important role in dispersing the pollen and fruit of many native trees, such as figs, palms, lilly-pillies and quandongs.

  • Glossy black-cockatoo

    The Glossy Black-Cockatoo, (Calyptorhynchus lathami) is recognised as a threatened species under State legislation, and is the rarest of Australia’s cockatoos.

  • Injured wildlife

    Moreton Bay Koala Rescue, call 0401 080 333. Marine strandings, wildlife emergencies and enquiries, call 1300 130 372.

  • Koala protection

    If you see a sick, injured or orphaned koala or have any koala related concerns, contact Moreton Bay Koala Rescue Inc or the Pine Rivers Koala Association (24 hours a day / 7 days per week).

  • Magpies

    The Magpie breeding season peaks from August to October but nesting can take place anytime from July to December.

  • Powerful owls

    Powerful Owls are huge predatory birds (50-65cm in length) that occupy very large permanent territories, sometimes having a home range of up to 1000 hectares.

  • Report sightings

    Native animal sightings are regularly reported to council. If you see an animal or plant of interest please contact Council’s Environmental Services Department.

  • Shorebirds

    There are five main points to consider when identifying shorebirds: size & shape, colour, bill, legs and behaviour.

  • Habitat trees, hollows & nest boxes

    Hollows developed in old trees have the potential to provide important habitat for many native animals.

  • Fauna

    Like many places in Australia where original indigenous vegetation still exists, the Moreton Bay Region is home to a rich diversity of native animals. We are privileged to have a wide variety of natural habitat types.

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