Feeding ducks at Oaklands Wetland

Consultation has concluded

Many of us have often enjoyed feeding wildlife such as ducks.

We now know that feeding wildlife can be harmful to them. Bread is unhealthy for birds as it can cause poor nutrition and even make them sick.

Feeding birds also encourages unnatural and aggressive behaviour, and favours non-native species. Over time it may also contribute to overpopulation and water quality problems.

What we need from you

The City of Marion wants people to enjoy nature – while allowing ducks to find their own food.

We want your assistance to help us understand what we can do to best encourage people to stop feeding ducks, particularly at Oaklands Wetland.

This short survey will take about 5 minutes to complete and will close Monday 9 March 2015

More information:



Many of us have often enjoyed feeding wildlife such as ducks.

We now know that feeding wildlife can be harmful to them. Bread is unhealthy for birds as it can cause poor nutrition and even make them sick.

Feeding birds also encourages unnatural and aggressive behaviour, and favours non-native species. Over time it may also contribute to overpopulation and water quality problems.

What we need from you

The City of Marion wants people to enjoy nature – while allowing ducks to find their own food.

We want your assistance to help us understand what we can do to best encourage people to stop feeding ducks, particularly at Oaklands Wetland.

This short survey will take about 5 minutes to complete and will close Monday 9 March 2015

More information: