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Town Common Conservation Park

Town Common Conservation Park

The open woodlands, grasslands, beaches, wetlands and swamps of the Town Common offer a range of habitats and very diverse bird-life. Over 300 species of birds have been recorded here. These ephemeral wetlands, changing dramatically from the wet to dry season
, are often used by migratory waders (shorebirds).

The Many Peaks Range with its forested gullies divides the Town Common on the northern boundary from Halifax Bay. The forest walk, bird hides and observation points give the birdwatcher many opportunities to stop, look and listen. The Town Common has a long and interesting history with reminders of its role in the World War II conflict.

Birds likely to be seen include:
Brolga, Black-necked Stork, Australasian Darter, Eastern
Great Egret, Pacific Black Duck, Black-winged Stilt, Comb-crested Jacana, Whistling Kite, Brahminy Kite, Forest Kingfisher, Leaden Flycatcher, Varied Triller, Red-backed Fairy-wren, Bush Stone-curlew, Brown-backed and Yellow Honeyeater, Double-barred Finch.
Map
QPWS Town Common Info Link
GPS: 19 13' 42.70"S - 146 46' 33.15"E
BirdLife Townsville Bird List
Townsville Town Common