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3 weeks ago

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Whispering sweet nothings or maybe, nibbering your ear instead. 😂

What a wonderful family and home he has💕🐾

What a character he is! Personality plus with lots of love to give.

A lot of dedication to raise him. Thank you

Christian

Lizz Fuller

Alana Bottaro 😍

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4 weeks ago

Backyard Buddies

Today marks the start of #FrogIDWeek 🐸 - Learn more about how you can get involved with Frog ID 👇 ... See MoreSee Less

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Louise Kemp 🐸

Zowie Breese

Sounds like frog heaven, great idea, frog ID 👍

I have a couple living in my back yard 😊🐸

Yummm, legs are popular

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1 month ago

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After my dog, wombats are my favourite animals.

Can we get some information on the recent bird count please

AB Parker it’s your month!

1 month ago

Backyard Buddies

Stay home with the world's fastest bird during Baby Bird Month.

The 367 Collins Falcon Live Stream is a window into the world of Peregrine Falcons. A web cam has been set up on a window sill in inner city Melbourne, where a pair of Falcons are raising three hungry chicks.

Join the Facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/367collinsfalcons/ for regular updates or watch the live feed at: www.367collinsfalcons.com.au/

#babybirdmonth #peregrinefalcon #birdwatching
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1 month ago

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22 October is Wombat Day.

Here are some of the adorable wombats and wombat carers we have met through the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife's Wildlife Heroes project.

ifaw Wombat Care Bundanoon Southern Highlands Veterinary Centre Native Animal Rescue Group - 24/7 NARG 4846-1900

#wombatday #wildliferescue #wildlifeheroes
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Where would they be without these wonderful caring people to take care of them ❤

Thank you for sharing this beautiful video

My favourite animal other than my gorgeous Pug Harry xo

We dont have Wombats in WAXXXX

Wombats make me smile.

Jenny Barron

Jordan Garlick

Natasha McCormack

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1 month ago

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Today marks the start of Birdlife Australia Aussie Backyard Bird Count! Check it out below 👇, and submit your counts until 25 October! #AussieBirdCountStart counting – the Aussie Backyard Bird Count starts TODAY!

You can submit as many different counts as you like throughout the week, as long as each count lasts for 20 minutes.

Download the app or head to The Aussie Backyard Bird Count website to get started... aussiebirdcount.org.au/

Today we will launch the Aussie Backyard Bird Count Broadcast - live on Facebook and YouTube! Join our Chief Counters and BirdLife supporters around the nation as we celebrate all things BIRD!
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*We'll post the live video link to the Facebook event page when we kick off on Monday, so keep your eyes peeled for that*⁠⠀
Run time by timezone:⁠⠀
12pm – 2pm AEDT (NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS)⁠⠀
11:30am – 1:30pm ACDT (SA)⁠⠀
11am – 1pm AEST (QLD)⁠⠀
10:30am – 12:30pm ACST (NT)⁠⠀
9am – 11am AWST (WA)⁠⠀
*Don't worry if you miss the livestream - we'll be putting the video online for you to catch up later*⁠⠀
#AussieBirdCount ⁠#BirdLifeOz #UrbanBirds #BirdsinBackyards #Birdata #CitizenScience #CitSciOz #cuppawiththebirds #birdingathome
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Today marks the start of Birdlife Australia Aussie Backyard Bird Count! Check it out below 👇, and submit your counts until 25 October! #aussiebirdcount

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Can anyone tell me what this bird is. I can’t find it’s identify

I didnt get my email 🙁 I always participate. Will hunt down ap now 🙂

2 months ago

Backyard Buddies

Exciting News! Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife Spring 2020 PAWS magazine celebrating 50 years of growing parks and saving species is out and will be landing in supporters' mailboxes soon!
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Download PAWS now from Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife website
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www.fnpw.org.au/about/supporter-magazine
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#fnpw #pawsmagazine #backyardbuddies #wildlifeheroes
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Exciting News! Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife Spring 2020 PAWS magazine celebrating 50 years of growing parks and saving species is out and will be landing in supporters mailboxes soon!
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Download PAWS now from Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife website
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https://www.fnpw.org.au/about/supporter-magazine
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#fnpw #pawsmagazine #backyardbuddies #wildlifeheroes

2 months ago

Backyard Buddies

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health
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@parks_foundation Wildlife Heroes project is working with @twogreenthreads to support the mental and physical health of Australia’s 15,000 volunteer wildlife carers through the Caring for Carers program
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Rescuing and caring for animals is a tough job, full of highs and lows. Wildlife volunteers experience grief, burnout and compassion fatigue. They work 24/7, answering phone calls from the public, attending rescues, feeding orphans around the clock, preparing food, cleaning and treating injuries
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Caring for Carers offers a range of resources to provide advice and support. Head to the Wildlife Heroes website to find out more:
wildlifeheroes.org.au/caring-for-australian-wildlife-carers/
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#worldmentalhealthday #fnpw #wildlifeheroes #backyardbuddies
📷 courtesy of Doug Gimesy Photography
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World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health
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@parks_foundation Wildlife Heroes project is working with @twogreenthreads to support the mental and physical health of Australia’s 15,000 volunteer wildlife carers through the Caring for Carers program
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Rescuing and caring for animals is a tough job, full of highs and lows. Wildlife volunteers experience grief, burnout and compassion fatigue. They work 24/7, answering phone calls from the public, attending rescues, feeding orphans around the clock, preparing food, cleaning and treating injuries
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Caring for Carers offers a range of resources to provide advice and support. Head to the Wildlife Heroes website to find out more:
https://wildlifeheroes.org.au/caring-for-australian-wildlife-carers/
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#worldmentalhealthday #fnpw #wildlifeheroes #backyardbuddies
📷 courtesy of Doug Gimesy Photography

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Thanks so much for the kind thoughts and support. The guilt for the ones I can’t save and the joy for the ones I see run off for their second chance at life. It’s good for the soul to at least try.

we thank them for all of their work with animals

2 months ago

Backyard Buddies

❓❓❓Are you a (well meaning) baby bird kidnapper?

Lots of baby birds are 'rescued' from the ground at this time of year, overwhelming wildlife rescue groups with perfectly healthy chicks to care for.

It is normal for some fledgling birds to be on the ground at this time of the year, learning to fly and hunt for food. They might seem alone and scared but if you watch them for a while you will see their parents checking on them regularly.

Our friends at Wildcare Australia Inc. have created this helpful information to help you decide what to do if you find a baby bird. It is always a good idea to call your local rescue group for advice.

#babybirdmonth #wildliferescue
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Louise Campbell

Sandra Lewis

Withover 25 years of wildlife caring I hated breeding time for birds , particularly Magpie season . Sooo many birds brought in by well meaning people that should have just left them where they were & monitored what was going on . Humans can never replicate what the natural parents pass on to their young .

Please read the notes they provide- there are things we can all do to help.

Good advice

Brilliant. 💚

How about sending laminated information to councils to put up in areas of concern

Brilliant guys! spot on as usual, well done great info!

Many do not need our intervention parents are teaching them to do what birds do

Annie Louise

Alice Gaffney

Di Lophosaurus Birb

Junior here was too tired to get enough height back to his nest, so used the bucket (open top no wires, holes in base for draining) and put him in a tree after a few hours observation, safe from predators and visible to his parents nearby. After a little rest, he flew back home!

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2 months ago

Backyard Buddies

5 October is World Habitat Day
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Not only is habitat important for humans, but healthy habitats are vital for our precious native animals as well. Bushfires, fragmentation of landscapes, and increased urbanisation all have damaging effects on our wildlife habitats.
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Today on World Habitat Day, you can make a difference to protect wildlife habitats for our threatened and endangered species by becoming a @parks_foundation Habitat Hero
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Habitat Heroes are a special group of @parks_foundation supporters who provide monthly gifts on an ongoing basis, forming a fund that we know we can count on as a steady resource for our important work
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Habitat Hero monthly donations can help to:
Increase the capacity of those who care for and rehabilitate injured wildlife
Purchase high biodiversity value land near national parks that have been impacted by fire
Plant native trees to help regenerate areas in and around national parks
Restore wildlife corridors for threatened birds and animals and support species recovery projects
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Learn more at support.fnpw.org.au/FNPW/Fundraising/FNPW-Gift-Items/Become-a-Habitat-Hero.aspx or click the link in @parks_foundation bio
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#WorldHabitatDay #HabitatHero #becomeahabitathero #bushfirerecovery #HealingOurLand #fnpw
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Liz Whittaker

We should look after our native animals.

There is a possumn in my roof in McKellar Canberra. Does anyone have a recommendation of local helper who can assist me to get it to move into my yard. I’m worried about it getting hurt.

2 months ago

Backyard Buddies

4 October is World Animal Day
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On World Animal Day we say thank you to vets, vet nurses and wildlife volunteers. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication caring for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.
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Thanks also to all those @BackyardBuddies who show everyday kindness to the animals in their gardens and neighbourhoods.
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#WorldAnimalDay #wildlifeheroes #backyardbuddies #fnpw
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4 October is World Animal Day
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On World Animal Day we say thank you to vets, vet nurses and wildlife volunteers. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication caring for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.
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Thanks also to all those @BackyardBuddies who show everyday kindness to the animals in their gardens and neighbourhoods.
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#worldanimalday #wildlifeheroes #backyardbuddies #fnpw

2 months ago

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Is it raining baby birds during Baby Bird Month? #babybirdmonth ... See MoreSee Less

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Then some men with small appendages shoot them for sport.... Morons.

Omg Cath... This must be happening at our place too!

Sarsha, these are the ones you get at your place.

Laura

Jane Morgan Jamie Robertson

Carolyn Chappell

Ashley Buchanan

That is gorgeous to see ❤

Push them out on song and prayer most survive

If you think these ducks fly a long way down try watching Barnacle Ducks or it could be Barnacle Geese i think its 130mtrs down they bounce off the rocks its ureal how so many survive that great height

In all reality their actually a small goose

And then they all come to my place and eat my grass. Grrr

Smart Mummy that.

This type of education is great. I had thought that they laid the eggs in long grass or deep foliage. We have had two pairs in our backyard under a gum tree near our pool. Here is a picture of the ducklings learning to swim...

Fascinating

Amazing.

Gorgeous

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2 months ago

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Baby Will Wagtails on today’s walk. ❤️❤️

I can hear baby Lorikeets in the trees.

Love them babies!