Wandearah Wetlands (Phoenix Park Wetlands), Port Pirie

Where is it?: These wetlands are in an area adjacent to the racecourse. Main access is off The Terrace.

Owner: Port Pirie Regional Council

wandearahwetlandsProperty summary: Total area 17 hectares. Hundred of Pirie – Allotment A1 (Deposited Plan 37463)

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Northern and Yorke Peninsula

History: The Phoenix Park Wetlands in Port Pirie is an area that is currently under utilised by the public. A point to note is that while the Master Plan is titled the Phoenix Park Wetlands, the site is also known as the Wandearah Wetlands. The execution of the Master Plan aims to occur over a 510 year period. Early activities have included the planting of native plant seedlings on site as part of National Tree Day on 26 July 2015.

More information: PPRC

wandearahwetlands2Total Species Recorded to Date: 44 (non-passerines 30, passerines 14)

Common Species: Grey Teal, Eurasian Coot, Silver Gull, *Feral Pigeon, Magpielark

Less Common Species: Glossy Ibis, Royal Spoonbill, Australasian Swamphen, Banded Stilt, Wood Sandpiper

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