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Fauna reserve and aviary


Fauna Reserve

The Fauna Reserve is located adjacent to the Avenue of Remembrance and Native and Rainforest Garden. It was opened in 1994 and is home to flora and fauna that was indigenous to the Auburn area before it was developed.
Animals in the Fauna Reserve include Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Red-necked Wallabies, Swamp Wallabies, Emus and a Common Wombat.
Visitors are welcome to watch the animals in the Fauna Reserve being fed on weekends at 10.00am and 2.00pm.

The Aviary

The Aviary was officially opened in 1988 and was supported as a Bicentennial Project by the Commonwealth Government.

It is located opposite to the entrance to the Botanic Gardens and contains a unique array of birds from Australia and the Asia Pacific region. The Aviary is divided into four separate themed areas.
The Asian Aviary contains birds native to the Asia Pacific Region.
The Rainforest Aviary displays birds from tropical regions of New South Wales and Queensland. 
The birds in our Outback Aviary can be found in Central and Northern Australia.
In the Woodlands Aviary the birds are found in forested areas of Australia. 

Wandering Free

There are a number of animals that wander freely around the Botanic Gardens and the Fauna Reserve. These include Cape Barren Geese, Domestic Geese and Indian Peafowl (commonly known as Peacocks). During the spring and summer months the Peacocks will display their beautiful tail feathers to impress the females (Peahens).
The waterways in the Auburn Botanic Gardens attract a number of water birds native to the area such as Dusky Moorhens, Pied and Little Cormorants, Wood Ducks, Pacific Black Ducks, Chestnut Teals and White-faced Herons.
Many native birds reside in the different sections of Auburn Botanic Gardens. Look closely and you might see Black-faced Cuckoo Shrikes, Magpie-larks, Pied Butcherbirds, Fairy Wrens, Figbirds and Olive-backed Orioles to name just a few.

Wallabies - Click to see enlarge image
Emu - Click to see enlarged image
Auburn Fauna Reserve - Click to see enlarged image