Sydney Harbour Federation Trust
Flora and Fauna Survey of North Head
conducted a all season field survey of the flora and fauna on North
Head for the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust including a series of maps
and a detailed description of the plant species, populations and
communities and their distribution with a focus on threatened species.
The fauna field surveys used a variety of techniques including hair
tube traps, bird surveys (visual and aural), spotlighting, ultrasonic
bat call detection, call playback, targeted reptile and frog searches
(both nocturnal and diurnal), interviews for anecdotal evidence and the
gathering of other evidence of use of the study site by fauna (scats,
pellets, bones, tracks, nests, dreys etc.).
A total of 135 fauna species are recorded. Fauna of particular
conservation significance include Grey-Headed Flying Fox, Eastern
Bentwing-bat, Powerful Owl, Barking Owl and the endangered populations
of Long-Nosed Bandicoots and Little Penguins.
586 plant species were recorded. Four (4) threatened plant species
listed in the NSW TSC Act 1995 and/or EPBC Act 1999 was recorded. The
field survey distinguished 18 vegetation types including the endangered
Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub ecological community.
Management recommendations address issues such as fire management, pest animal control, threatened fauna species management, management of areas with high conservation value and habitat enhancement.
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