The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is appealing for information after the discovery of a number of dead native birds in a reserve at the end of Bramble Parade, Tuncurry.
The birds were discovered by a member of the public and reported to the EPA last week.
Eight native birds, including Currawongs and Magpie Larks, were found dead in the reserve.
The birds were collected by EPA officers and sent for testing to identify the cause of death. Initial observations confirm no obvious external trauma.
Acting Director Operations Brett Nudd said, “It is concerning that these native birds were potentially killed in their natural habitat.
“We are actively investigating the incident to determine the likely cause and if it was a deliberate act,” Mr Nudd said.
“While we are yet to determine the cause, pesticide misuse or baiting cannot be ruled out.”
“We’re asking anyone with information to get in touch with the EPA.”
Anyone with information about this incident or suspicious activity in the Tuncurry area is urged to contact the NSW EPA Environment Line on 131 555 or firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com or 02 99956415