Around Naree

Friday 21 December, 2012

From quiet waters where stilts wade, to open woodlands and foraging emus, Naree Station has a surprise around every corner. Here, we share the unique parts of Naree that you can help protect forever.

Naree map

Naree Station homestead

Naree Station HomesteadPhoto by Al Dermer

This was the former family home of previous owners, Debbie and Paul Kaluder. Debbie ran a successful campaign to secure Naree's natural water flows virtually from the kitchen table.

The homestead will provide a base for a reserve manager to live and for scientists and volunteers to base themselves during conservation activities, including ecological surveys and management of fire and feral animals.

Meeting of waters

Wetland at sunsetPhoto by Peter Morris

The location of Naree at the upstream end of the Yantabulla Swamp, and straddling the Paroo and Warrego River floodplains via Cuttaburra Creek, means that Naree contains an abundance of wetlands and aquatic habitats that support nationally significant populations of waterbirds.

Large flows from the Warrego River flow through Naree via Cuttaburra Creek into Yantabulla Swamp.

Animals of the woodland

With your help, ecological surveys can be carried out to find our more about the animal populations that Naree supports. Species recorded so far at Naree include the kultarr.


Photo by Peter Morris
Red KangaroosPhoto by Peter Morris

Wetland and woodland birds

Bush Heritage ecologist Jim Radford was stunned to see 40 different species of waterbirds during two days at Naree Station, such as pelicans, freckled ducks, pink‑eared ducks and brolgas. Naree is also a feeding ground for sandpipers and greenshanks migrating from Siberia. Threatened woodland birds like the grey-crowned babbler, brown treecreeper and hooded robin are also resident on the property.

Black winged stiltsPhoto by Peter Morris
Grey-crowned babblersPhoto by Graeme Chapman
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