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Living with wildlife

Have you see an endangered species in the wild? Would you like to keep native bees? How many birds come to your garden?

Join us and learn about our local native species – whether it’s enjoying wildlife encounters in your own garden or helping save threatened species in the bigger backyard of Port Stephens.

Close Encounters of the Bird Kind!

I heard a loud thud above my head and on looking around, I found a bar-shouldered dove lying on the ground feet in the air. It had crashed into our bathroom window and died almost instantly. Find out how window strikes by birds could and should be avoided.   Read more

Shorebirds and Seabirds on and off the Port Stephens Coastline

A special forum for new bird enthusiasts! Join us on Sunday 20 August for a morning of engaging presentations and informal discussions about the incredible diversity of woodland birds in beautiful Port Stephens.   Read more

NSW Shark Management Program in Port Stephens

The Port Stephens–Great Lakes Marine Park protects some of the state’s most spectacular and rich marine biodiversity, including shark species. Sharks are a natural part of healthy oceanic and estuarine environments.   Read more

Port Stephens – a land formed by fire and ice

Climbing to the top of Tomaree Head you are presented with a stunning view of a range of low hills extending to the north-west, surrounded by coastal lowlands and dunes that extend north and south to the horizon. To understand the geological history of our region, we must first look for current day analogues.   Read more

Update on Council’s Koala Projects

Port Stephens Council Koala Road Strike Project The Port Stephens Drive Koala Road Strike Mitigation Project delivered in partnership with the NSW Koala Program, aims to reduce Koala fatalities along …   Read more

Let’s walk ‘n’ talk about birds – with Neil Fraser

By Nigel Dique, one of the walkers (and talkers). Photos by Colin Sheringham. What is most surprising about bushwalking in Salamander Bay is the number and variety of birds you …   Read more

Tomaree Coastal Walk – treasured experiences for us all

Tomaree Coastal Walk – treasured experiences for us all Sue Olsson, Coordinator, National Parks Association Port Stephens Group. Many of us have enjoyed walking parts of the Tomaree Coastal Walk …   Read more

Seen any Swifties out there?

Seen any Swifties out there? The 2023 Swift Parrot mainland season is well and truly underway, though so far we have not seen many birds in NSW and very few …   Read more

Birds of Woodlands, Parks and Gardens in Port Stephens

A special forum for new bird enthusiasts! Join us on Sunday 20 August for a morning of engaging presentations and informal discussions about the incredible diversity of woodland birds in beautiful Port Stephens.   Read more

Why Your Garden Matters

We help you create a wildlife-friendly garden by offering hints and tips on how to attract local wildlife to your garden, what to plant and how to keep wildlife as safe as possible while they’re visiting. Includes a habitat planting guide and brochure.   Read more