QSwharfth.jpg (4017 bytes)Manly Quarantine Station

Birds at the Quarantine Station

Aboriginal
Heritage

History
Immigration

Buildings
in 1999

Carvings
on site

Residents
in the past

Natural
Environment
Conservation
Plan
Bushland

Harbour foreshores

Endangered Species

Birds

Reptiles

Animals
Little Penguins

On April 18th, 2002, the Minister for the Environment, Mr Bob Debus, announced the critical habitat of the Little Penguins included Little Manly Point, Spring Cove, Quarantine Beach, the jetty and Cannae Point.
Click here to read about this on the National Parks and Wildife Service website.

There will be the following restrictions:-


Photo scanned from the Manly Daily 18/4/2002

1. No pets - cats, dogs, etc
2. No fishing within 50m of shore from sunset to sunrise July 1st to February 28th each year.
3. No tampering with natural or artificial nesting areas.
4. No anchoring of vessels within 50m of beach.
5. No watercraft access between sunset and sunrise from July 1st to February 28th each year.

Little Penguins are known to nest on the Sydney Harbour foreshores within the Quarantine Station grounds and north towards Manly.

The colony is under constant threat from human activities and from domestic and feral animals. The National Parks and Wildlife Service are protecting this rare colony and trying to keep its location relatively secret.

Click here to visit a page about the little penguins published by the Manly Environment Centre.

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Little Penguin pictured in a display prepared
by National Parks and Wildlife Service and
photographed by J. Bennett
during the Open Day 6th June, 1999

Click here to see an article about the penguins published by the ABC. 

Click to see aspects of the Natural Environment of Manly Quarantine Station which are grouped as follows:-

Bushland

Harbour foreshores

Endangered Species

Birds

Reptiles

Animals
This page was created 2nd June, 1999, by Judith Bennett,  Friends of Quarantine Station,
and was last modified 20th January, 2007.