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Buckaringa Wildlife Sanctuary

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by Bowen Bowie-Woodham (subscribe)
I write, read, travel, garden, renovate, work, drink coffee - all the usual things. My lovely partner often accompanies me, and of course my constant companions, two feisty terriers, are never far from my side. We live in and enjoy South Australia.
Published April 28th 2019
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Buckaringa Wildlife Sanctuary covers more than 2000 hectares in the central Flinders Ranges, at Yarrah, north of Quorn, west of Hawker. Buckaringa offers spectacular scenery, rugged cliffs and tree-lined creeks. Maintained by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) Buckaringa is home to the endangered Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby, along with a host of other native wildlife.

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photo: ABC.net.au


Buckaringa is also home to more than 100 species of birds including the Diamond Firetail, the Peregrine Falcon, the Elegant Parrot and Gilbert's Whistler. Reptiles calling Buckaringa home range from skinks to goannas. There are also at least two frog species that inhabit rockpools, including one which is endemic to the Flinders Ranges. The AWC at Buckaringa conduct ecological surveys, maintain the natural habitat, and reduce the invasive pest populations which can devastate endangered species. Visit the Buckaring AWC webpage for an option to donate and for loads more information on this important conservation effort.
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When: all year
Where: Flinders Ranges, SA
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