Larry and Effie Maggio are the owners of Birds Heaven, a property situated approximately 35km west of Cairns, Queensland. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary and it is the owners’ intent to preserve the area for these purposes. The property adjoins Larry and Effie’s existing Wildlife Land Trust sanctuary, Birds Heaven Mareeba.
The property covers approximately 2.5 hectares of eucalypt woodland and native grasslands which provide habitat for a range of local species. The property is situated close to Emerald Creek Falls National Park.
Wildlife present on the property includes agile wallabies (Macropus agilis), long-nosed bandicoots (Perameles nasuta), brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums, sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps), microbats, frilled-neck lizards (Chlamydosaurus kingii) and snakes. A wide variety of native birds are also present including various honeyeaters.