Fairview Conservation Park

Where is it?: Fairview Conservation Park is 17km N of Lucindale along Woolumbool Road.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 1394 hectares. Hundred of  Woolumbool, Sections 61, 93 and 98

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources South East

History:  On 13 October 1970 Sections 93 and 98 were proclaimed as Fairview Wild Life Reserve and re-proclaimed as Fairview Conservation Park on 27 April 1972. Section 61 was added to the park on 8 November 1984.

Habitat:  The Park contains two semi-permanent lagoons, extensive areas of seasonally inundated flats, sandy flats and ridges, and limestone ridges. A South Australian Swamp Paper-bark (Melaleuca halmaturorum) association, with sedges and sandy beaches characterises the lagoon edges. Open heath and tussock grasslands cover the seasonally inundated flats, while a low open woodland of South Australian Blue Gum (Eucalyptus leucoxylon) and Rough-barked Manna Gum (E. viminalis subsp. cygnetensis) occupies the sandy flats and limestone ridges.

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 134 (non-passerines 63, passerines 71)

Common Species: Wedge-tailed Eagle, Rainbow Lorikeet, Superb Fairywren, New Holland Honeyeater, Red Wattlebird, White-browed Woodswallow

Less Common Species: Australasian Shoveler, Blue-billed Duck, Swamp Harrier, Australian Owlet-nightjar, Black-chinned Honeyeater, Yellow-faced Honeyeater

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