Scott Conservation Park

Where is it?: Scott Conservation Park is on Gould Road between Ashbourne and Currency Creek, c. 7.5 km NW of the latter.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources.

Property summary: Total area 210 hectares. Hundred of Goolwa – Sections 218 and 347

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources South Australian Murray-Darling Basin

History: This park was first proclaimed in 1969 and re-proclaimed as Scott Conservation Park on 27 April 1972.

Habitat: They include:

  • Low Woodland – Brown Stringybark (Eucalyptus baxteri), Cup Gum (E. cosmophylla) and Peppermint Box (E. odorata) over Heath Tea-tree (Leptospermum myrsinoides) and Tate’s Grass-tree (Xanthorrhoea semiplana ssp. tateana).
  • Mallee – Pink Gum (E. fasciculosa), Peppermint Box (E. odorata)

Total Species Recorded to Date: 148 (non-passerines 73, passerines 75)

Common Species: Common Bronzewing, White-throated Treecreeper, Superb Fairywren, New Holland Honeyeater, Red Wattlebird, Grey Shrikethrush

Less Common Species: Cockatiel, Eastern Rosella, Tawny-crowned Honeyeater,  Restless Flycatcher, Hooded Robin, Eastern Shriketit,