Mungerannie wetland is an important watering point and refuge area for birds, especially during times of drought and provides a habitat for 110 species of birds.

The wetland is home to several uncommon wading birds, some of which migrate to Australia from northern Asia during the winter months.

Other birds which spend the summer months in South Eastern S.A. spend the winter months in the area. Several species , such as the Brolga, are dependent on the region's bore drain wetlands.

With the replacement of open bore drains with closed systems, bore drain wetlands such as the Mungerannie wetland are being evaluated to determine their importance.

Those of high importance will be maintained by an allocation of flow and managed by the local community.

Wetlands Creation

A short list of some of the bird species found around the wetlands of Mungerannie.

Emu Dusky Moorhen Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Purple Swamphen
Hoary-headed Grebe Eurasian Coot White-winged Triller
Australasian Grebe
Brolga Rufous Whistler
Australian Bustard Restless Flycatcher
Pied Cormorant  Willie Wagtail
Little Pied Cormorant Masked Lapwing
Great Cormorant Red-knead Dotterel Cinnamon Quail-thrush
Little Black Cormorant Inland Dotterel
Black-fronted Dotterel Clamorous Reed-Warbler
White-necked Heron Red-capped Plover Little Grassbird
White-faced Heron
Black-winged Stilt Rufous Songlark
Great Egret Red-necked Avocet Brown Songlark
Little Egret
Intermediate Egret Common Greenshank Variegated Fairy-wren
Wood Sandpiper    White-winged Fairy-wren
Rufous Night Heron Eyrean Grasswren
Australian Pratincole Thick-billed Grasswren
Glossy Ibis
Australian White Ibis Silver Gull Spiny-checked Honeyeater
Yellow-throated Miner
Royal Spoonbill    Whiskered Tern Singing Honeyeater
Yellow-billed Spoonbill Gull-billed Tern White-plumed Honeyeater
Caspian Tern Pied Honeyeater
Black Swan
Pacific Black Duck Peaceful Dove Crimson Chat
Grey Teal Diamond Dove Orange Chat
Freckled Duck Crested Pigeon
Australasian Shoveler Flock Pigeon Mistletoebird
Pink-eared Duck
Hardhead Galah Striated Pardalote
Australian Wood Duck Little Corella
Plumed Whistling-Duck House Sparrow
Blue-billed Duck Cockatiel
Budgerigar Zebra Finch
Black Kite Bourke’s Parrot
Whistling Kite Blue-winged Parrot Common Starling
Wedge-tailed Eagle Blue Bonnet
Little Eagle Magpie-lark
Pallid Cuckoo
Brown Goshawk Horsfield’s Bronze-Cuckoo White-breasted Woodswallow
Black-faced Woodswailow
Swamp Harrier Barn Owl
Australian Hobby Australian Magpie
Brown Falcon Sacred Kingfisher Australian Raven
Nankeen Kestrel Rainbow Bee-eater Little Crow

Phil G Mungerannie Hotel