5 species of Glider
200+ species of bird
53 potentially threatened species
Fauna and Flora
The catchment supports a diversity of native mammal species, with numerous vulnerable species including the yellow-bellied glider and the koala. The spotted quoll (classified as ‘endangered’) has recently been recorded in Camira and sightings have occurred around Greenbank, Forestdale and Spring Mountain reserve areas.
Five of the six known species of Glider in Australia are found in the Oxley Creek Catchment. The catchment is also home to other endangered species including the Powerful Owl, the Wallum Froglet and a few specimens of an endangered tree, the Angle-stemmed Myrtle (Gossia gonoclada).
The mix of open forest and grasslands in the catchment also provides shelter and food for a number of species of macropod, including the red-necked wallaby, whiptail wallaby and swamp wallaby.
One quarter of Australia’s native bird species have been spotted at Oxley Creek Common
The major vegetation types occurring in the Oxley Creek catchment include dry eucalypt forests, freshwater wetlands, tidal wetlands and riparian vegetation. This diverse range of vegetation and wetland systems provide habitat for more than 200 species of birds including the migratory Latham’s snipe as well as the Glossy Black Cockatoo, spotted within the Spring Mountain Reserve, which is listed as an endangered species in Australia and is considered vulnerable in Queensland.