Data from 'Atlas of Victorian Wildlife', Wildlife Management Branch, Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands (1989).
Summary of species from Herring Island area (N37 50, 537 50, W145 00, E145 00). Additional observations recorded between May and August, 1989 are denoted +.
Asterisks (*) denote exotic species.
Conservation status: 'State'= state significance (requires careful monitoring); 'Melbourne'= of significance in the Melbourne region.

Common nameSpeciesLast
Conservation Status /Comments
Silver gull Larus novaehollandiae 1989 
Masked lapwing Vanellus miles1989 
White faced heron Ardea novaehollandiae1989 
Pacific black duck Anas superciliosa1989 
Brown goshawk Accipter fasciatus 1989 
Australian hobby Falco longipennis1989 
Long-billed corella Cacatua tenuirostris1989State. Requires monitoring
Eastern rosella Platycercus eximius 1979 
Swift parrot Lathamus discolor1989 Melbourne
Welcome swallow Hirundo neoxena1989 
Willie wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys1989 
Australian magpie lark Grallina cyanoleuea1989 
Black-faced cuckoo shrike Coracina novaehollandiae1989 
White-browed scrubwren Seriicornis frontalis1989 
Mistletoebird Dicaeum hirundinaceum1989 
Silvereye Zosterops lateralis1989 
White-plumed honeyeater Lichenostomus penicillatus1989 
Little wattlebird Aizthochaera chrysoptera1989 
Red wattlebird A.carunculata1989 
Australian magpie Gymnorhina tibicen1989 
Little Raven Corvus mellori1989 
*Feral pigeon Columiba livia1989 
*Spotted turtle-dove Streptopelia chinensis1989 
*Common blackbird Turdus merula1989 
*House sparrow Passer domesticus1989 
*Common myna Actidotheres tristis1989 
*Common starling Sturnus vulgalis1989 
Platypus Ornithorhynchus anatinus1948 Unlikely to be present.
Short-beaked echidna Tachyglossus aculeatuis1961 Unlikely to be present.
Common brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula1976, 1990+ 
Common ringtail possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus1978, 1990+ 
Grey-headed flying fox Pteropus peregrinus1985 Melbourne
Lesser long-eared bat Nyctophilus geoffroyi1965 Melbourne
Gould's wattled bat Chalinolobus gouldii1974 Melbourne
*Black rat Rattus rattus 1977 
*American grey squirrel Sciuris carolinensis1925 
*Fox Vulpes vulpes1989 
+Rufous night heron Nycticorax caledonicus1989 
+ Egret Egretta alba1989