Butcher Gap Conservation Park

Where is it?: Butcher Gap Conservation Park is 6km S of Kingston, SE. Car parking is available at the northern end of the park along Pinks Beach Road.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 180 hectares. Hundred of Lacepede, Sections 19 and 630

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources South East

History: The park was first proclaimed on 29 March 1990.


Habitat: 
The Park comprises the foredune and associated swale system surrounding a 40 ha wetland area (including Salt Lake and Butchers lake), bisected by the Butchers Gap Drain. The wetland supports an association of dense South Australian Swamp Paperbark (Melaleuca halmaturorum) over marine meadow, while the remainder of the Park is a coastal scrub association.

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 88 (non-passerines 55, passerines 33)

Common Species: Superb Fairywren, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Singing Honeyeater, Brown Thornbill, Silvereye, Beautiful Firetail

Less Common Species: Latham’s Snipe, Common Bronzewing, Rufous Bristlebird, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, White-browed Babbler, Red-browed Finch

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