Ku-ring-gai Flying-fox Reserve
This bushland valley in the northern Sydney suburb of Gordon has been home to grey-headed flying-foxes since the 1960s with reports of occupation in the 1940s. This camp is a vital link in the network of camps used by flying-foxes as they move throughout their range. Fluctuations in the numbers of flying-foxes roosting in the camp have been monitored since the 1980s. Read more about fly-out counts.
Ku-ring-gai Council is the landowner and manages the reserve with assistance and advice from Ku-ring-gai Bat Conservation Society Inc.. A Conservation Agreement between Council and the New South Wales Environment Minister protects the site for flying-foxes in perpetuity.
A management plan guides Council and the community in caring for the reserve.View or download the up-dated management plan from Council’s website.
The habitat restoration project has been acknowledged as an excellent example of a co-operative partnership between local government, Ku-ring-gai Bat Conservation Society and the wider community. In 2008 it was highly commended by the Global Restoration Network.