Barungwarra Bushland Reserve is a haven for a variety of birds and also has many different types of local native trees and bushed. The Bushies, supported by Brisbane City Council, has been careful to plant vegetation which is mainly known to be local varieties.
Noisy Mynah (Open Licence photograph)
Birds Queensland and Eremaea Birds have both conducted Fauna surveys in the Barungwarra Bushland Reserve and identified many different types of Bird life. Click on the link buttons to visit their websites for more information.Our reserve includes a large area of swampy land which has been left in it’s natural state to provide a breeding area for local wildlife. Unfortunately, several years ago, during the long dry period, some local vandals set fire to the are and completely destroyed it. However the rains over the last few years have restored this area and once again, it provides a splendid nesting area fo our local bird life.As in many areas around Brisbane, our local area has become home to the Indian Mynah, These birds, although rather small, will aggressively attack larger birds such as hawks and kookaburras. Unfortunately, this discourages other native species from nesting in the area. They have been known to remove another bird’s eggs from the nest and replace then with their own. There is a site dedicated to this pest here.. A suggested means of combating this menace is to provide nesting boxes with out landing perches for local birds. The Indian Mynah is unable to land on this type of nesting box.The Indian Mynah is often described as Noisy Mynas but in fact, they are not the same bird - see this reference. The Noisy Mynah is a native bird which is a protected species.
Brisbane City Council have removed several Non Native tree species from our park, which is consistent with our plans to only have local natives growing in the area. BCC also constantly support us be providing plants and mulch which we use in the ongoing re-vegetation of the site,
For those who like to get into water activities, the boat ramp at Barungwarra reserve is the starting point for Upstream Paddle which allows you to explore the greater area around our reserve
Indian Mynah (Open Licence photograph)
Common Indian Myna - Acridotheres tristis
Noisy Mynah - Manorina melanocephala
Information on the Scar Tree is available on the ‘What’s Happening’ page for 2014