Banrock Station, KIngston on Murray

Where is it?: The Banrock Station wetland complex is located on the floodplain of the River Murray about 3km NW of  Kingston on Murray off Holmes Road. 

Note: The wetlands are only accessible between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm unless prior arrangements have been made with Banrock Station Wines. 

Owner: Accolade Wines

Property summary: Total area 4200 hectares. Hundred of Moorook – Allotments 1, 4 (Deposited Plan 78762) and Piece 2  (Deposited Plan 78762)

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling

History: Since 1992, measures have been taken to reinstate a semi-natural cycle of wet and dry periods in the floodplain and to remove the invasive carp, sheep and rabbits. Adjoining woodland has also been rehabilitated. The Banrock Station Wetland Complex became a Ramsar Site on 21 October 2002.

Habitat: The wetlands cover about 900 hectares and there are 600 hectares of mallee woodland.

More information: Banrock-Station-Wetland

Total Species Recorded to Date: 190 (non-passerines 114, passerines 76)

Common Species: Black Swan, Australian Shelduck, Grey Teal, Whistling Kite, Australian White Ibis, Eurasian Coot

Less Common Species: Chestnut Teal, Blue-billed Duck, Brown Quail, Red-backed Kingfisher, Blue-faced Honeyeater 

 

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