Lowan Conservation Park

Where is it?: Lowan Conservation Park in the Murray Mallee is c. 20km NW of Karoonda.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 675 hectares. Hundred of Bowhill – Sections 71 and 73.

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin

History: Section 71 was proclaimed on 9 September 1971 as Lowan National Park. It became Lowan Conservation Park on 27 April 1972. Section 73 was added on 2 August 1973.

Habitat: Habitats within the park include

  • Tall open scrubland with Mallee Honey-myrtle (Melaleuca acuminata), Dryland Tea-tree (M. lanceolata), Red Mallee (Eucalyptus socialis) and Narrow-leaved Mallee (E. leptophylla)
  • Very open mallee with Ridge-fruited Mallee (Eucalyptus incrassata) and Dune Tea-tree (Leptospermum coriaceum)

Total Species Recorded to Date: 88 (non-passerines 30, passerines 58)

Common Species: Common Bronzewing, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, White-eared Honeyeater, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Weebill, White-winged Chough, 

Less Common Species: Striped Honeyeater, Yellow Thornbill, Chestnut Quailthrush, Gilbert’s Whistler, Magpielark, Southern Scrub Robin

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