Ricky and Dee Schimak are the owners of Nimbi’s Rest, a property located approximately 120km west of Gladstone. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary and a residence. It is Ricky and Dee’s intent to continue to utilise the property for conservation purposes, including wildlife rehabilitation. Richard and Denise are both registered wildlife carers.
Nimbi’s Rest covers approximately 2.02 hectares in a rural residential area with revegetation works underway to create additional habitat for wildlife.
While the owners care for and rehabilitate a variety of species, Nimbi’s Rest is primarily a sanctuary for birdlife including red-winged parrots (Aprosmictus erythropterus), sulphur crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), red-tailed black-cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus banksii), short-billed corellas (Cacatua sanguinea), galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla), pardalotes (Pardalotus spp.), kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae), sacred kingfishers (Todiramphus sanctus), little (Egretta garzetta) and great (Ardea alba) egrets, spoon bills (Platalea spp.), pelicans (Pelecanus conspicillatus), ibis (Threskiornis molucca) dollarbirds (Eurystomus orientalis), rainbow bee-eaters (Merops ornatus) and white faced (Egretta novaehollandiae), pacific (Ardea pacifica) and night (Nycticorax caledonicus) herons.