FAUNA

The property has participated in several wildlife surveys. It was initially surveyed with the assistance of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy in May and June 2015, through on-site fieldwork and placement of several motion detection cameras. A further study was done in collaboration with the government's Natural Resources Management citizen science program for southern Tasmania, in November 2016. Surveying has continued since. Blue Mountain View holds high conservation values, featuring a variety of rare and unique plant communities and animals. 

The animals include the Tasmanian devil, bettong, pademelon, bennetts wallaby, echidna, brushtail possum, eastern quoll, spotted tail quoll, southern brown bandicoot, long-tailed mouse, and several species of bats such as the lesser long eared bat and southern forest bat. The property also attracts a variety of other creatures, including lizards (metallic skink, delicate skink and spotted skink) and snakes (tiger snake and white-lipped snake).

The photographs and videos below  capture some of the biodiversity inhabiting Blue Mountain View.

     

      

       

      

  

The bird life includes the black cockatoo, masked owl, grey goshawk (white morph), tawny frogmouth, fan-tailed cuckoo, lyre bird, golden whistler, green rosella, grey fantail, grey-strike thrush, flame robin, scarlet robin, Tasmanian raven, scrub wren, eastern spinebill, the yellow-throated honeyeater, southern booboo owl, superb fairy-wren, wedge-tail eagle, and the owlet-nightjar. Blue Mountain View also provides good nesting and foraging habitat for the threatened swift parrot, thougha species not yet observed on the property.