Caroona Creek Conservation Park

Where is it?: Caroona Creek Conservation Park is on the western edge of the Olary Plain and around 6km E of Hallett on the Barrier Highway. Tourilie Gorge is in the northern section of the park.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 5422 hectares. Hundred of  Hallett – Sections 56, 191 and 538; Hundred of Tomkinson – Sections 49, 53-65, 107-109, 112, 113, 115-123, 174-176, 313-316, 324-325, Allotments 12, 100, 101

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources South Australian Murray-Darling Basin

History: This park was proclaimed on 18 February 2010.

Habitat: This large park contains a number of habitats including:

Low Open Shrubland – Black Bluebush (Maireana pyramidata) and Bladder Saltbush (Atriplex vesicaria)

Low Open Shrubland – Bladder Saltbush (Atriplex vesicaria) +/- an Open Mallee overstorey of Mallee Box (E. porosa)

Woodland – Inland South Australian Blue Gum (E. leucoxylon ssp. pruinosa)

Total Species Recorded to Date: 92 (non-passerines 35, passerines 57)

Common Species: Wedge-tailed Eagle, Nankeen Kestrel, Brown Treecreeper, Variegated Fairywren, Southern Whiteface, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, White-browed Babbler

Less Common Species: Stubble Quail, Little Eagle, Spotted Harrier, Tawny Frogmouth, Sacred Kingfisher, Inland Thornbill

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