Padthaway Conservation Park

Where is it?: Padthaway Conservation Park is located two kilometres north east of Padthaway. Beeamma-Parsons Road forms the southern boundary and Padthaway Road the north-western boundary.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 981 hectares. Hundred of Parsons, Section 136

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources South East

History: The area was first proclaimed as Padthaway National Park on 18 March 1971. It became Padthaway Conservation Park on 27 April 1972.

Habitat: Two vegetation associations can be found in the park:

  • South Australian Blue Gum (Eucalyptus leucoxylon) – Rough-barked Manna Gum (   viminalis subsp. cygnetensis) woodland, and
  • Brown Stringybark ( baxteri) low open forest.

Two sub-associations have been identified:

  • South Australian Blue Gum and Pink Gum ( E. fasciculosa) open/low open woodland, and Slaty Sheoak (Allocasuarina muelleriana) open woodland

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 99 (non-passerines 39, passerines 60)

Common Species: Rainbow Lorikeet, White-throated Treecreeper, Superb Fairywren, Brown Thornbill, New Holland Honeyeater, Red Wattlebird, Australian Magpie

Less Common Species: Mallee Ringneck, Blue-winged Parrot, Fuscous Honeyeater, Black-capped Sittella, Restless Flycatcher, Eastern Yellow Robin

 

 

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