Wills Creek Conservation Park

Where is it?: Wills Creek Conservation Park is situated at Mangrove Point on the north-western shores of Gulf St Vincent and is a significant coastal wetland/estuary area supporting mangroves and intertidal habitats. The park extends south from the township of Port Clinton to the town of Price.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area 2298 hectares – Hundred of Cunningham, Sections 6, 11-14, 20-22, 26-28. 

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Northern and Yorke

History: Wills Creek Conservation Park was first proclaimed on 14 December 2006.

Habitat: There are a two major plant communities with the park.

  • Mangrove woodland – Grey Mangrove (Avicennia marina ssp. marina).
  • Low (Samphire) shrubland – Shrubby Samphire (Sclerostegia arbuscula) and Beaded Samphires (Sarcocornia quinqueflora).

More information: DEWNR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 67 (non-passerines 38, passerines 29)

Common Species: Chestnut Teal, Grey Teal, White-faced Heron, Common Greenshank, Singing Honeyeater, White-browned Scrubwren, Willie Wagtail

Less Common Species: Far Eastern Curlew, Whimbrel, Terek Sandpiper, Rock Parrot, Red Wattlebird

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