This site contains detailed surveys of the native and exotic plant and animal species occurring within the Mid North Coast of New South Wales Australia. Please follow either the Flora or Fauna links above for details.
The Bird section of the Fauna page has been improved to include lists of all birding sites (this can be utilised as a birding routes guide for the regions covered), a list of the rare and more unusual bird sightings within the Mid North Coast of NSW, a bird image gallery and lists of other reliable birding websites.
The species lists for the Flora and Birds have been prepared for various sites within the principal areas of Forster, Tuncurry, Darawank, Nabiac, Taree, Gloucester, Coopernook, Hallidays Point, Old Bar, Manning Point, Harrington, Laureton, Lake Cathie, Port Macquarie, Booti Booti National Park, Pacific Palms, Smiths Lake, Sandbar, Seal Rocks, Bulahdelah, Myall Lakes National Park, Wingham, Ellenborough Falls and many other National Parks and Reserves within the Mid North Coast.
The nomenclature for most of the plant taxa is consistent with current usage at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Exotic or non-indigenous taxa are prefixed with an asterisk. The nomenclature for the rainforest taxa follows that of the latest edition of the following publications, namely "Rainforest trees and shrubs : a field guide to their identification in Victoria, New South Wales and subtropical Queensland using vegetative features and Rainforest climbing plants : a field guide to their identification in Victoria, New South Wales and subtropical Queensland using vegetative features (Gwen Harden, Bill McDonald, John Williams ; illustrator Gwen Harden)".
All orchid taxa follows the nomenclature contained in "Australian Orchid Genera: An Information and Identification System by Australian Orchid Genera: (Jones, Hopley, Duffy, Richards, Clements and Zhang 2006) ".
The fauna taxa follows the nomenclature used by The Wildlife Atlas (Bionet) maintained by the Department of Environment and Climate Change and Bird Life Australia.
© B M Ralley 2017