Barkers Creek Landcare & Wildlife Group

Barkers Creek Landcare & Wildlife are a group of local residents passionate about protecting and restoring our natural environment, and building our sense of belonging to the Barkers Creek community in which we live. We are now into our third decade and going strong. Learn more …

Local Birds

One of the absolute best things about restoring the local environment is seeing the return of the birds.

Not more than 20 years ago my block was farming land pretty much denuded of trees and shrubs, but now, with selective indigenous plantings the transformation is quite incredible. This is exactly what is happening on so many of the properties of our members, as well as the various Reserves and the Creek where our group is working. By doing this we’re creating links across the landscape for our native birds and animals. Not to mention the sheer beauty we get to enjoy.

We offer a massive thank you to one of our resident bird photographers Gary Cheers who has generously provided us with a collection of photos of our local birds to use on our website. They are such wonderful pictures.

We hope you enjoy Gary’s photos and get inspired in choosing what to plant and maybe even do a bit more bird watching … or should that be twitching?

Click on each image below to zoom in for a closer look.