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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.

Regent Honeyeaters in the Mistletoe

Many Australians associate mistletoe with the northern hemisphere species, but did you know that 90 of the approximately 1500 species of mistletoe are found in Australia? The Regent Honeyeater feeds predominantly on mistletoe nectar and on gum blossoms   Read more

Regent Honeyeater captive release – 2022 NSW

Since 2020, three releases of the critically endangered Regent honeyeater have occurred in the Lower Hunter. Here’s Mick Roderick, BirdLife’s Woodland Bird Manager to tell us all about this crucial work.   Read more

My favourite birding spots in Port Stephens

My favourite birding spots in Port Stephens. By Neil Fraser, Tomaree Birdwatchers. Bird watchers in Port Stephens are fortunate to be able to select from a wide range of easily …   Read more

Out and about in nature – Spring

Our local area is rich in wildlife, plant life and cultural history. It’s time to get outside and connect with the world around you. Keep your eyes open at this time of year for these interesting local fauna species.   Read more

Shorebirds: can we do more to protect them?

The third and final article in Neil Fraser’s series on the shorebirds of Port Stephens looks at the international agreements for protecting shorebirds. The conservation status and some of the key threats are discussed.   Read more

Out and about in nature – Winter

Our local area is rich in wildlife, plant life and cultural history. It’s time to get outside and connect with the world around you. Keep your eyes open at this time of year for these interesting local fauna species.   Read more

Ask Bunnings to ditch bird-killing poisons

A petition calling on Bunnings to take certain rodenticides off their shelves saw over 23,000 people sign up. Your action today may save the life of that beautiful Tawny frogmouth or Powerful owl tonight.   Read more

Koalas declared endangered … Again?

Koalas declared endangered … Again? While we were all busy preparing for the most important federal election in years on 21 May, the NSW state government quietly (the day before) …   Read more

Wildlife heroes saving our Wombats

Did you know we have the only dedicated wombat hospital in Australia right here in the Hunter? Meet the special people who made it their mission to keep our wombats alive.   Read more

Habitat relief for Squirrel Gliders

Squirrel glider populations in the Hunter are facing immense pressure from habitat loss. Read about the special project that is providing essential habitat and how you can get involved.   Read more