Birds of Oatley Park

The society has produced a photographic guide to Birds of Oatley Park with over  60 photos and descriptions of the birds

Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society would like to acknowledge the Bidjigal people of the Eora nation, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Oatley Park is situated and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Oatley Bushland Park occupies a promontory at the junction of Georges River and Lime Kiln Bay in southern Sydney. Its 45 hectares consists mainly of sandstone woodland and shrubby understory, broken only by grassy playing field and a picnic area. The estuary of Lime Kiln Bay is lined with mangroves and the bay itself has stands of mangroves, a large phragmites swamp and mud flats at low tide. Adjoining the Park are man-made wetlands in Lime Kiln Bay and bushland slopes of Oatley Heights Park.

107 bird species have been recorded from the area in recent years. Some are attracted by flowering gums, others by the estuarine flats, the ponds and reed beds of the wetlands. Cockatoos, king parrots and rosellas nest in hollows of large trees.Raptors are often seen overhead and ospreys are known to nest nearby. As a whole the area is the most significant bushland in the St George district, with bush corridors linking nearby reserves. It is an important sanctuary for both resident and migratory birds.

For printed copies of the photographic guide published by the Society – phone Secretary on (02) 9580-6621 or email oatleyff@anna-berryman