Mount Billy Conservation Park

Where is it?: This park is off the Hindmarsh Tiers Road c. 13km N of Victor Harbor. It is adjacent to Hindmarsh Valley Reservoir.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 198 hectares. Hundred of Encounter Bay – Allotment 72

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

History: This park was proclaimed on 12 August 1999.

Habitat: This park represents some of the best preserved mallee and forest communities within the southern Mount Lofty Ranges. Main habitats within the park:

  • Low woodland – Pink Gum (Eucalyptus fasciculosa), +/- Brown Stringybark (E. baxteri), +/- cup gum (E. cosmophylla), golden wattle (Acacia pycnantha) over (Xanthorrhoea semiplana)
  • Woodland – Pink Gum (Eucalyptus fasciculosa), +/- South Australian Blue Gum (E. leucoxylon) over Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)

Total Species Recorded to Date: 79 (non-passerines 28, passerines 51)

Common Species: Superb Fairywren, Eastern Spinebill, Crescent Honeyeater, Brown Thornbill, Grey Shrikethrush, Australian Golden Whistler

Less Common Species: Sacred Kingfisher, Common Bronzewing, Red-rumped Parrot, Buff-rumped Thornbill, Yellow Thornbill

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