Bald Hill Beach

Where is it?: Bald Hill Beach is c. 14km south of Port Wakefield on the eastern shore of the Gulf of St Vincent. It is on the Proof and Experimental Establishment, Port Wakefield.

Owner: Department of Defence

Property summary: Total area c. 70 hectares. Hundred of Inkerman – Part Allotment 100 (Deposited Plan 91761) and Allotment 315 (Deposited Plan 61641)

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Northern and Yorke

History: The Proof and Experimental Establishment dates from 1929.

Habitat: Habitats within the area includes:

  • Low Shrubland – Short-leaf Bluebush (Maireana brevifolia)
  • Low Shrubland – Fused Samphire (Tecticornia syncarpa)
  • Low Shrubland – Shrubby Samphire (Tecticornia arbuscula), Beaded Samphire (Sarcocornia quinqueflora) 
  • Tidal flats

Total Species Recorded to Date: 86 (non-passerines 56, passerines 30)

Common Species: Pied Oystercatcher, Red-necked Stint, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Silver Gull, Crested Pigeon, Singing Honeyeater

Less Common Species: Australian White Ibis, Swamp Harrier, Double-banded Plover, Lesser San Plover, Great Knot, Sacred Kingfisher 

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