Furner Conservation Park

Where is it?: Furner Conservation Park is approximately 37km NE  of Beachport along Gillap Summer Track.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water.

Property summary: Total area 289 hectares. Hundred of Kennion – Section 245

Landscape Management Region: Limestone Coast

History: This park was proclaimed on 22 November 1973.

Habitat: Vegetation types in the park include

  • Open  woodland of Messmate Stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) on the sandy rise, with a similar but denser formation on most of the sandy flats 
  • Woodland of River Red Gum (E. camaldulensis) and Rough-barked Manna Gum (E. viminalis subsp. cygnetensis)
  • Woodland of Swamp Gum (E. ovata) on the flats
  • Pink Gum (E. fasciculosa) open woodland with isolated Drooping Sheoaks (Allocasuarina verticillata) on the stoney rises

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 88 (non-passerines 34, passerines 54)

Common Species: Crimson Rosella,  Superb Fairywren, New Holland Honeyeater, Dusky Woodswallow, Grey Fantail, Eastern Yellow Robin

Less Common Species: Southern Boobook, Sacred Kingfisher, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, White-winged Chough, Jacky Winter, Hooded Robin

Updated: 24/07/2021

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