Around 239 different species of birds, 31 species of reptiles, 32 mammals, 10 species of frogs and 2 species of fish have been recorded in or around the GreenWay.
Many, but not all, of these animals are native to Australia. There are also a variety of insects, including moths and butterflies, living in the GreenWay catchment.
The small areas of remnant vegetation and associated weed infestations in the GreenWay already provide suitable habitat for some native fauna.
Species commonly recorded in the GreenWay include:
- The Superb-fairy Wren (Malurus cyanea)
- Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis)
- New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)
- Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)
- Common Garden Skink (Lampropholis guichenoti)
- Eastern Blue Tongue Lizard (Tiliqua scincoides).
Regular Bird Surveys are conducted throughout the year.
For upcoming dates see our Events page
Hawthorne Canal GreenWay Bird Survey
Second Wednesday of the month 7:30 – 9:15ish
Meet on the outgoing platform of Taverner’s Hill Light Rail Station and then walk along the canal, through Richard Murden reserve and finish at Leichhardt North Light rail station.
Dulwich Hill IWEG Bird Survey
Fourth Saturday of the month 7:30 – 9:15ish
Meet on the outgoing platform Waratah Mills Light Rail Station. The walk goes along Weston St, Old Canterbury Rd, Fred St and returning via Victoria St to the Light rail station
Everyone is welcome to stay for a coffee afterwards in a nearby cafe. Binoculars available. Beginners are particularly welcome.
Contact: Jo Blackman
The Mudlarks meet every second Tuesday of the month at 7:00am at the Hurlstone Park end of Lang Rd Bridge along the Cooks River.
Contact: Jennifer Kent
An endangered population of Long-nosed Bandicoots has also been discovered in the GreenWay (pictured).
While these species are all relatively common species throughout the broader landscape, in the Inner West some of these species are uncommon.