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Latham’s Snipe shores up wetlands diplomacy with Japan

One of the most amazing birds you might be lucky to come across in Port Stephens is Latham’s Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii). Once hunted as a gamebird, this migratory shorebird – …   Read more

The future of our beaches: erosion and artificial reefs

The future of our beaches: erosion and artificial reefs By Iain Watt, Marine Scientist and President, EcoNetwork. The iconic beaches of Port Stephens have taken a hammering this year, from …   Read more

Feral animal control – who’s responsible?

Feral animal control – who’s responsible? Members of the Mambo Wanda Wetlands Reserves and Landcare Committee have called for more funding to eradicate feral animals that prey on indigenous fauna …   Read more

Securing Tomaree’s Biodiversity

Thirteen community groups based on the Tomaree Peninsula came together and submitted a significant proposal to protect the habitat corridor linking Tomaree National Park, Tilligerry Nature Reserve and Mambo Wetlands.   Read more

Powerful Owl habitat for sale

We are not normally in the habit of promoting land sales but this one came to our attention on Domain – 24 Ninox Close Salamander Bay. The road in this …   Read more

Beach Stone-curlews at Sunset

Beach Stone-curlews at Sunset Did you know that we have a very rare bird nesting right here in Soldier’s Point on the Tomaree Peninsula? Local birdwatchers have noted that a …   Read more

Fisheries Management – a mixed bag

Fisheries Management – a mixed bag By Iain Watt, Marine Scientist and President, EcoNetwork Port Stephens. The economic extinction of fish stocks (when the cost of fishing exceeds the value …   Read more

Nature Conservation Council says Thanks

Nature Conservation Council says Thanks – as do the new homeowners! 23 August 2021 Hi Members, I’m writing to say thank you. After the 2019-2020 Bushfire season destroyed the homes of millions …   Read more

Boomerang Park Preservation Group

Boomerang Park – its history and its vibrant Preservation Group. Boomerang Park was included as a public reserve in the first survey of Raymond Terrace in 1837. Given its age, it …   Read more

Port Stephens Council assesses priority bushland reserves

Our natural assets – the stunning Tomaree National Park, our unique marine and coastal environments as well as the dozens of native bushland reserves – are the primary reason residents …   Read more