The broad variety of habitats located in the Kempsey Shire enables this area to support a large variety of fauna. A search on the NPWS Atlas (2006) shows that 468 fauna species from 174 different families (including marine species) have been recorded in the shire to date, including:

  • 285 bird species
  • 35 amphibian species
  • 98 mammal species; and
  • 50 reptile species

For more information on the animal species inhabiting the Kempsey Shire please visit the NSW Environment & Heritage website -