The Dubbo area’s diverse biology is typical of the Western Plains of NSW.
In the days before European settlement, this included:
- Large areas of open grassy woodland which supplied excellent grazing for mobs of kangaroos, wallabies and emus
- Forested rivers, creeks and wetlands which offered respite and refuge for both animals and humans during the heat of summer and drought
- Volcanic slopes that provided a range of habitats and soil types which promoted diverse plant growth and provided a range of habitats for animals.
Why not visit the Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden - Biodiversity Garden in Dubbo to see this diversity recreated in a small space?
A useful introduction to common bird species found in and around Dubbo is the Birds of the Backyards of Dubbo (PDF 1.1MB) brochure.
Other useful links:
Dubbo Field Naturalist and Conservation Society
NSW Threatened Species Database
NSW Wildlife Atlas
Last Edited: 24 Aug 2021