Glen Roy Conservation Park

About: Glen Roy Conservation Park is a great spot to go birding in the Limestone Coast region with over 100 species being recorded.

Where is it?: The park is off the Penola Hundred Line Road, between Naracoorte and Penola.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water.Glen Roy C.P.


Property summary: Total area 544 hectares. Hundred of Comaum – Sections 276, 279 and 4791.

Landscape Management Region: Limestone Coast

History: The park is named after the former Glen Roy Station which was established by Duncan Cameron in the 1800’s2, 3. Glen Roy National Park was first proclaimed on 12 November 19704. It was re-proclaimed as Glen Roy Conservation Park on 27 April 19725.

Glen Roy C.P.Habitat: Most of the Park comprises undulating consolidated calcarenite dune ridges overlain by red, weakly-structured sandy soils generally associated with open forests of Brown Stringybark (Eucalyptus baxteri) and Pink Gum (E. fasciculosa), and unconsolidated dunes overlain by bleached sands with a yellow-grey B horizon, generally associated with Brown Stringybark. In the west are low-lying River Red Gum (E. camaldulensis) woodlands subject to minor periodic inundation. Interdunal swamps in the east of the Park have black, organic soils overlying clay or marl, and support Leptospermum juniperinum closed heath and areas of sedgeland6.

Total Species Recorded to Date: 102 (non-passerines 39, passerines 63)

Common Species: Superb Fairywren, Grey Fantail, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Laughing Kookaburra, Australian Magpie, Crimson Rosella

Less Common Species: Eastern Yellow Robin, Black-capped Sittella, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, White-winged Triller, Rufous Whistler

 1 Department for Environment and Water (2019). Protected Areas Information System Property Summary Report (15 March 2019). Adelaide, South Australia. p. 81.  

 2 [Cockburn, R.] [1974} Pastoral Pioneers of South Australia. Lynton Publications, Blackwood. p. 170.  

 3 South-East Pioneers. Alexander Duncan. The Border Watch. LXIV (6400): 1. (15 September 1925).  

 4 Government of South Australia (1970). National Parks Act, 1966: Hundred of Comaun—Glen Roy National Park. South Australian Government Gazette 50: 2214. (12 November 1970)  

 5  National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (SA). sch 4. p. 4.  

 6 Department of Environment and Planning (1990). Small Parks of the Lower South East Management Plans.  

Updated: 6/09/2021


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