Pelican Lagoon Conservation Park

Where is it?: Pelican Lagoon Conservation Park is on the eastern end of Kangaroo Island 20km SW of Penneshaw.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 449 hectares. Hundred of Dudley – Sections 178, 417, 452-454, 475-479, 512, 640, 641

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Kangaroo Island

History: The islands (Sections 475-479) in Pelican Lagoon were proclaimed as a Fauna Conservation Reserve on 16 March 1967 and re-proclaimed as Pelican Lagoon Conservation Park on 27 April 1972.  Sections 452 and 453 were added on 6 July 1978, Sections 512 and 641 on 9 August 1984, Sections 178, 417 and 640 on 6 February 2014.

Habitat: The following habitats can be found

  • Mallee – Coastal White Mallee (Eucalyptus diversifolia)
  • Tall Open Shrubland – Coastal White Mallee and Swamp Paper-bark (Melaleuca halmaturorum)
  • Low Open Shrubland – Coast Daisy Bush (Olearia axillaris) and Coast Beard-heath (Leucopogon parviflorus)
  • Low very open shrubland – Beaded Samphire (Sarcocornia quinqueflora)

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 127 (non-passerines 86, passerines 41)

Common Species: Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Greenshank, Bush Stone-curlew, Superb Fairywren, Red Wattlebird, Silvereye

Less Common Species: Whimbrel, Sacred Kingfisher, Painted Buttonquail, Eastern Spinebill, Flame Robin, Beautiful Firetail

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