Wildlife Watch

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Lace Monitor. Mowbray Park
by Joanna Grace

The Wildlife Watch program provides you with an opportunity to find out about local wildlife and help Council protect and preserve these animals and their habitat. It is also a great opportunity to share your interest with others by taking part in Wildlife Watch activities.

Many native animals are dependent on specific habitat features within our local bushland for breeding, food and shelter. By sharing your sightings and details of the animal/s you encounter, the location and time of year, we gain a valuable insight into what and where wildlife are in Willoughby. This information helps the Council’s bushland team to better address the needs of wildlife through Council’s on ground management and by improving our wildlife and habitat education for local residents and visitors.

Our Reserve Action Plans can provide you with an insight into how your sightings can be used. 

Wildlife Sightings

If you have a wildlife sighting to share: 

Use the online report form as a guide to the information required.

The Council’s Wildlife or Habitat Officers will get in touch with you and your sighting will be submitted to the Willoughby Council’s Wildlife database and the NSW bionet database.

Wildlife Photos

Photos can be important in verifying your identification and are a great way of sharing your enjoyment of Willoughby’s natural environment through Wildlife Gallery Page; Willoughby City Council’s Facebook page or the Council’s education programs.

Learning about Local Wildlife

If you would like to learn more about local wildlife:

Other things you can do:

To help an injured or sick animal or to get help with native wildlife

Contact your local Wildlife Rescue group. Knowledgeable volunteers will be able to let you know what you can do or send a volunteer to help if they can.