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.
Moreton Bay is a region of divergent natural landscapes that support a superb variety of plants, animals and ecosystems.
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 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.
The Glossy Black-Cockatoo, (Calyptorhynchus lathami) is recognised as a threatened species under State legislation, and is the rarest of Australia’s cockatoos.
Moreton Bay Koala Rescue, call 0401 080 333. Marine strandings, wildlife emergencies and enquiries, call 1300 130 372.
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).
The Magpie breeding season peaks from August to October but nesting can take place anytime from July to December.
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.
Native animal sightings are regularly reported to council. If you see an animal or plant of interest please contact Council’s Environmental Services Department.
There are five main points to consider when identifying shorebirds: size & shape, colour, bill, legs and behaviour.
Hollows developed in old trees have the potential to provide important habitat for many 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. We are privileged to have a wide variety of natural habitat types.