I am blessed in having a nearby off-lead park in which to walk my dog. I live quite close to the city, but I believe at some stage this land was planned to become a freeway. Luckily it never eventuated, so now we have a lovely half-wild park.
One side of the creek is fairly natural and "bushlike", except they mow the grass, and the other contains ovals and a bike path and a big area of wild-ish parkland.
Since the planting of gum trees and other native vegetation, the native birdlife has been returning and now we regularly see ducks, kookaburras, currawongs, magpies, rainbow lorikeets, and many others— well a lot of them we don't so much see as hear— so it can feel more as though you're in the bush, rather than a fairly short distance from the city.
If you want to hear the sounds they make, here are links: kookaburras, currawongs, magpies, rainbow lorikeets. I'm assuming you know ducks.