Birding Port Clinton Conservation Park, Yorke Peninsula

Little Egret, Pt Clinton Conservation Park

On our way home from our recent holiday on Yorke Peninsula we stopped for a lunch break at Port Clinton Conservation Park, just north of Ardrossan.This conservation park stretches along the eastern part of the peninsula, between the main road south and the waterline.

The wind was still cold and we were experiencing occasional showers. Once again we decided to eat our picnic lunch in the car. This was followed by a warming cup of tea. As we sat there, windscreen wipers activated every minute or so, I did a bird list of species present, either on the tidal mudflats, in the nearby mangrove trees or in the bushland nearby.

Many of the birds I saw appeared to be resting in a position where they minimised the wind. Very few of the water birds were actually flying or swimming. Once again the list of species is not great, but you have days like that. Pity, though, I’d had 4 days in a row like that!

  • Little Egret
  • Little Pied Cormorant
  • Pied Cormorant
  • Crested Tern
  • Caspian Tern
  • Red-capped Plover
  • Silver Gull
  • Pacific Gull
  • Nankeen Kestrel
  • Tree Martin
  • Singing Honeyeater
  • Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
  • Grey Shrike-thrush
  • Welcome Swallow
  • Willie Wagtail
  • Little Raven
  • Common Starling

Little Pied Cormorants, Silver Gulls, Pt Clinton Conservation Park

Mangroves and tidal flats, Pt Clinton Conservation Park


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