Forrestdale and Thomsons Lakes

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Forrestdale and Thomsons Lakes

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    754 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    32°09'S 115°51'E
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Forrestdale & Thomsons Lakes. 07/06/90; Western Australia; 754 ha; 32°09'S 115°52'E. Nature Reserves. Two fresh to brackish, seasonal lakes set in a zone of extensive urban and agricultural development. The lakes are fringed by emergent vegetation giving way to trees tolerant of water-logged conditions (e.g., Melaleuca), with higher ground supporting woodland dominated by Eucalyptus and Banksia. More than 10,000 waterbirds are regularly supported. The site holds a diversity of fauna, including the uncommon skink Lerista lineata. The reserve is used principally for birdwatching and walking. Ramsar site no. 481. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 
Western Australia

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
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