Mowantjie Willauwar Conservation Park

Where is it?: Mowantjie Willauwar Conservation Park is situated 6km SSW of Tailem Bend along the Princess Highway between Tailem Bend and Meningie.

Owner: Department for Environment and Water

Property summary: Total area 143 hectares. Hundred of Seymour – Sections 513-518, Allotments 50-54 ( Filed Plan 33930)

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

History: This area was previously the Tailem Bend Forest Reserve. It was proclaimed on 2 June 2005 as a conservation park.

Habitat: There are a number of habitats within the park –

  • Closed forest – Southern Cypress Pine (Callitris gracilis) with understory including Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) and Sticky Hop-bush (Dodonaea viscosa spp. spatulata)
  • Woodland – Drooping Sheoak (Allocasuarina verticillata)
  • Woodland – Mallee Box (Eucalyptus porosa) with understory including Ruby Saltbush (Enchylaena tomentosa var. tomentosa), Grey Mulga (Acacia brachybotrya)
  • Grassland – Scented Irongrass (Lomandra effusa)

Weed species such as Bridle Creeper (Asparagus asparagoides), Perennial Veldt Grass (Ehrharta calycina), False Caper (Euphorbia terracina), Onion Weed (Asphodelus fistulosus) and Bearded Oat (Avena barbata) are prevalent throughout the park.

More information: DEW

Total Species Recorded to Date: 61 (non-passerines 20, passerines 41)

Common Species: Superb Fairywren, Singing Honeyeater, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Yellow Thornbill, White-browed Babbler, *European Goldfinch

Less Common Species: Little Eagle, Brown Falcon, Galah, Weebill, Golden-headed Cisticola

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