Birds you can see on Tanjenong:
Superb Blue Wren
White-browed Scrub Wren
Eastern Striated Pardalote
Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike
White winged Chough
Grey Shrike Thrush
White browed tree creeper
White eared honey-eater
Whilte browed wood-swallow
Australian Wood duck
Animals found at Tanjenong:
Wallaroos, Rednecked Wallabies, Swamp Wallabies, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Wombats and Echidnas.
Up in the trees you may see Greater Gliders, Sugar gliders, Brush-tailed Possums, and Ring-tailed possums.
On the river bank you may see Gippsland Water Dragons as well as Platypus,
various Frog species and Blue-tongued Lizards.
There are also a variety of snakes (often poisonous) like the Eastern Brown, the
Red-bellied Black, Copperhead, and Taipan. Please remember that 90% of snake
bites occur while the victim is attempting to kill the snake so we strongly advise you
to give them a wide berth and allow them the chance to escape from you as they are
afraid of you. It is important to always wear adequate footwear and leg protection
The River is home to Trout, Cod and Maquarie Perch, both of which are protected by law. River Blackfish, Silver Perch and Murray Cray are also found here � all of these species are rare in this region and unfortunately there is an increasing number of carp.
Native Fauna found on Tanjenong
Scribbly Gum (E.Rossi)
Red Stringy Bark (E. Macrorhyncha)
Tall River Oaks (Casuarina cunninghamia)
Apple Box Gums