Fauna Survey of Undertow Bay Foreshore

At 2pm on 11 August a Community Information session was held where Peter Homan presented the results of the fauna survey he conducted in April 2018. Again, despite the weather, there was a terrific turn out of 62 people to learn about the birds, bats, marsupials and endangered species that try to survive in the area behind Undertow beach.

Thanks to the Wonthaggi Lifesaving Club for allowing us to use the hall and providing a wonderful afternoon tea.

The CPRRA commissioned the survey which was funded through a grant from the Wettenhall Environment Trust and the Bass Coast Shire. Peter Homan Fauna Consultancy undertook the survey.

The site has important habitats for many native animals and is a key section in the habitat corridor between Bunurong Marine National Park and San Remo. Fifty-one native species were recorded: 13 mammals, 3 reptiles, 33 birds and 2 amphibians. Three threatened bird species were recorded.

A summary of the report findings can be found here or you can read the full survey report here. Peter Homan also prepared some Advice on Habitat Management which contains valuable information to consider when undertaking re-vegetation works.