Bird Islands Conservation Park

Where is it?: Bird Islands Conservation Park is situated at Warburto Point, Yorke Peninsula about 10km S of Wallaroo.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 358 hectares. Hundred of Wallaroo – Sections 794, 795; Allotments 1 and 2 (Deposited Plan 31581); Allotment 50 (Deposited Plan 35082)

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Northern and Yorke

History: On 2 May 1968 Bird Islands were proclaimed as a Fauna Conservation Reserve. They were re-proclaimed as Bird Islands Conservation Park on 27 April 1972. On 19 December 1991 Allotments 1 and 2 were added. Allotment 509 was added on 23 December 1999.

Habitat: The two islands forming Bird Islands Conservation Park are fringed by Grey Mangrove (Avicennia marina ssp. marina) woodlands and chenopod shrublands. A tall open shrubland of Coast Daisy-bush (Olearia axillaris) and grasslands of introduced species occur on the sandy, higher ground. The mainland section of the park at Warburto Point is similar but with some sandy beach areas backed by dunes supporting Coast Daisy-bush and various Acacia spp. shrublands.

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 72 (non-passerines 49, passerines 23)

Common Species: Black Swan, Pied Cormorant, Pied Cormorant, Silver Gull, Pacific Gull, Crested Pigeon, Nankeen Kestrel, Singing Honeyeater

Less Common Species: Greater Sand Plover, Grey Plover, Banded Lapwing, Oriental Plover, Little Curlew, Swamp Harrier, Horsfield’s Bush Lark

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