Beachport Conservation Park

Where is it?: The park is just north of Beachport between Lake George and the Southern Ocean on the Limestone Coast.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water

Property summary: Total area 876 hectares. Hundred of Lake George – Sections 5, 30-32, 40, 58, 61-65, 67, 75, 81, 87, 418 and 424

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources South East

History: Sections 5, 31, 32, 40 and 58 were proclaimed as Beachport National Park on 19 September 1968.  It was re-proclaimed as Beachport Conservation Park on 27 April 1972. Additions to the park were made on 15 August 1974 (Section 67), 10 July 1976 (Section 418), 9 September 1976 (Sections 61-65, 424), 23 December 1976 (Section 38), 16 February 1984 (Section 97) and 15 February 2007 (Section 30).

Habitat: Habitats within the Park include

  • Coast Beard-heath (Leucopogon parviflorus), Coast Wattle (Acacia longifolia var. sophorae), Coast Daisy-bush (Olearia axillaris) Tall Shrubland in the coastal dune system
  • Narrow-leaf Bulrush (Typha domingensis) Closed Sedgeland 
  • Thatching Grass (Gahnia filum),  Creeping Brookweed (Samolus repens) Sedgeland in the soaks
  • Swamp Paper-bark (Melaleuca halmaturorum) Tall Shrubland around the lake margins

More information: DEW

Total Species Recorded to Date: 151 (non-passerines 89, passerines 62)

Common Species: Brush Bronzewing, Superb Fairywren, Brown Tbornbill, White-browed Scrubwren, Grey Fantail, Eastern Yellow Robin, Silvereye

Less Common Species: Emu, Blue-billed Duck, Southern Boobook, Orange-bellied Parrot, Rufous Bristlebird, Bassian Thrush

 

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