The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah is surrounded by World Heritage-listed national parks. The Garden itself provides year-round habitats and food sources for animals and birds. The diversity of local fauna includes over 100 species of birds, marsupials, lizards and many colourful insects.
There's wildlife on the ground, in the trees and in the air!
Mount Tomah provides habitat for an array of marsupials, reptiles and birds. If you are patient you may see brush-tailed and ring-tailed possums, sugar gliders and greater gliders, and rarely you may catch a glimpse of a diamond python or eastern tiger snake.
Look out for more than 150 native bird species including the satin bower bird, eastern whip bird, superb fairy wren, superb lyrebird, wonga pigeon, yellow-tailed black cockatoo and gang-gang cockatoo. Bird watchers, be sure to bring your binoculars.
The Garden provides a rich source of floral nectar all year round. Even in the middle of winter, large showy proteas provide honeyeaters a welcome treat.
Many of us love feeding ducks and other birds. However, there are good reasons why we shouldn't. It upsets the delicate balance of nature and jeopardises the birds' welfare.
If you care for our birds, please don't feed them.