Point Davenport Conservation Park

Where is it?: Point Davenport Conservation Park is on the south coast of Yorke Peninsula c. 30km SW of Warooka.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 247 hectares. Hundred of Warrenben – Sections 36, 46-62, 103-105, 156, 157, 252 and 255.

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Northern and Yorke

History: The park was proclaimed on 16 July 1987. Section 255 was added on 23 February 1989.

Habitat: A number of habitats occur within the park:

  • Very Low Open Forest of Swamp Paper-bark (Melaleuca halmaturorum) with an understorey of Beaded Samphire (Sarcocornia quinqueflora), Sea-berry Saltbush (Rhagodia candolleana ssp. candolleana), Creeping Brookweed (Samolus repens) and Thatching Grass (Gahnia filum) fringing the estuarine lagoon.
  • Low Open Forest of Grey Mangrove (Avicennia marina ssp. marina)
  • Shrubland with Sea Box (Alyxia buxifolia) and Coast Beard-heath (Leucopogon parviflorus). 

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 69 (non-passerines 47, passerines 22)

Common Species: Brush Bronzewing, Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Purple-backed Fairywren, White-browed Scrubwren, Brown Currawong, Silvereye

 

Less Common Species: Australasian Shelduck, Glossy Ibis, White-faced Heron, Rock Parrot, New Holland Honeyeater, White-browed Babbler, 

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