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 Website Officer at email@example.com. Alternatively, download the A3 print quality file using the following link:
Birds of Oatley Park – A photographic guide online.