Fauna

Do Not feed the ducks

The City of Kalamunda contains an array of native animals due to linkages and pockets of bushland managed by the Shire, the Department of Parks and Wildlife, private landowners and other agencies. The Quenda is often sighted in the City of Kalamunda and visits residential gardens, especially where low growing vegetation provides cover.

The City of Kalamunda has installed signs “Please do not feed the ducks” at the water bodies at Juniper Way, Federation Gardens and Kalari Drive. These signs are to encourage residents to allow ducks to return to their natural habits and avoid issues such as aggressive behaviour, overcrowding, spread of disease and unwanted algal blooms. A flyer has been sent to residents in the vicinity to assist with this awareness program.

The "Living with wildlife" information on the Department of Parks and Wildlife website is designed to assist residents and landowners information on native fauna, some of the problems they may cause and the best known solutions.

DPAW Website Link: http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/plants-and-animals/animals

The following links from the DPAW website provide information about some of the native animals found in the City of Kalamunda.

Create habitat for birds and animals in your garden

Flora for Fauna – Informative website which allows you to select plants for your garden that will attract local fauna, Nursery and Garden Industry & National Heritage Trust

The City has free Fauna Posters of local animal species of the Eastern Hills which can be used as an education tool.  For copies of the fauna poster, please contact the City's Environmental Team.

Kanyana Wildlife

Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the protection and welfare of native wildlife. The organisation is run entirely by local community volunteers, with the support of local businesses. Kanyana hosts regular day and night tours, and welcomes new volunteers. The Centre is located at 120 Gilchrist Road, Lesmurdie. 

Kanyana have a lot information and fact sheets on fauna including;

  • Glove box Guide for sick and injured wildlife (Now includes what to do if you hit a Kangaroo)

To find out more http://www.kanyanawildlife.org.au/

Black Cockatoos

The City of Kalamunda is fortunate to be home to three species of endangered black cockatoos;

  • Carnaby's Cockatoo
  • Baudin's Cockatoo
  • Forest Red-tailed Cockatoo

The Cockatoos are often seen flying around the City making their distinctive cry and various times of the year feeding on Jarrah and Marri trees and proteaceous plants such as Hakeas and Banksia’s or heading to their roost site.

Critical threats to these cockatoos include the removal of habitat and fragmentation due to clearing, the impacts of dieback on habitat, and weed invasion. BirdLife Australia assists with protection of Black Cockatoos through a variety of projects including regular counts of roost sites.

The City of Kalamunda supports Birdlife and encourages you to become involved in the Great Cocky Count.

Follow the links below to find out more about these charismatic birds, and how you can help protect them.

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