Cooltong Conservation Park

Where is it?: Cooltong Conservation Park is north of the Sturt Highway and 8km NE of Berri.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 3710 hectares. County Hamley, Out of Hundreds – Allotment 51 (Deposited Plan 36126)

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

History: Cooltong Conservation Park was proclaimed on 8 April 1983.

Habitat: The park is dominated by mallee vegetation, with undulating dunes and shales. Mallee species found in the park include Blue-leaf Mallee (Eucalyptus cyanophylla), White Mallee (E. dumosa), Narrow-leaf Red Mallee (E. leptophylla) and Red Mallee (E. oleosa).

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 109 (non-passerines 43, passerines 66)

Common Species: Malleefowl, Mulga Parrot, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Purple-backed Fairywren (Variegated Fairywren), Southern Whiteface, Weebill, Grey Butcherbird, Chestnut Quailthrush

Less Common Species: Spotted Nightjar, Black-eared Cuckoo, Black-backed Fairywren (Splendid Fairywren), Striated Grasswren, Redthroat, White-backed Swallow

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