Clinton Conservation Park – Port Arthur

Where is it?: Port Arthur is situated off the Yorke Highway at the head of the Gulf of St Vincent 16km NW of Port Wakefield. The parking bay is not included in Clinton Conservation Park.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Hundred of Clinton – Section 586

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Northern and Yorke

History: Section 586 was added on 14 October 1976. 

Habitat: The plant communities around Port Arthur include

  • Mangrove woodland – Grey Mangrove (Avicennia marina ssp. marina).
  • Low (Samphire) shrubland – Shrubby Samphire (Sclerostegia arbuscula) and various other samphires (Sarcocornia spp).
  • Low shrubland – Marsh Saltbush (Atriplex paludosa), Salt Bluebush (Maireana oppositifolia) and Nitre-bush (Nitraria billardierii).

At low tide extensive areas of mudflats are exposed outside of the park.

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 103 (non-passerines 70, passerines 33)

Common Species: Grey Teal, White-faced Heron, Far Eastern Curlew, Common Greenshank, Crested Pigeon, Singing Honeyeater, White-browned Scrubwomen

Less Common Species: Great Crested Grebe, Blue-winged Parrot, Nankeen Night Heron, Sacred Kingfisher, White-winged Fairywren, Horsfield’s Bushlark

Download the bird list