Waitpinga Conservation Park

Where is it?: This small park is on Illawong Road, Parawa about 18km E of Delamere.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 3 hectares. Hundred of Waitpinga – Section 355

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

History: This park was first proclaimed in 1960 and re-proclaimed on 27 April 1972.

Habitat: The area is mostly Low Open Forest of Swamp Gum (Eucalyptus ovata), Pink Gum (E. fasciculosa), Cup Gum (E. cosmophylla), Messmate Stringybark (E. obliqua) and Brown Stringybark (E. baxteri). Understory plants include Tea-trees (Leptospermum sp.), Hakeas (Hakea sp.) and Totem-poles (Melaleuca decussata).

Total Species Recorded to Date: 62 (non-passerines 20, passerines 42)

Common Species: Brush Bronzewing, Adelaide Rosella, Crescent Honeyeater, New Holland Honeyeater, Red-browed Finch

Less Common Species: Superb Fairywren, Brown-headed Honeyeater,  Striated Thornbill, Australian Golden Whistler

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