Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

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Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Northern Territory
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Fogg Dam during the Build-Up
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve is located in Northern Territory
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Nearest town or city Humpty Doo
Coordinates 12°33′59″S 131°18′5″E / 12.56639°S 131.30139°E / -12.56639; 131.30139Coordinates: 12°33′59″S 131°18′5″E / 12.56639°S 131.30139°E / -12.56639; 131.30139
Established 13 August 1982 (1982-08-13)[1]
Area 3,708 hectares (9,163 acres)[2]
See also Protected areas of the Northern Territory

The Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve is a wetland area approximately 70 km (43 mi) east of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. It lies within the Adelaide and Mary River Floodplains, which is an Important Bird Area.

It attracts a wide range of local and migratory water birds and other wildlife including one of the largest populations of snakes within Australia (including the Water Python and Death Adder), and includes a several raised observation platforms.

Saltwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) and Freshwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus johnstoni) can be seen at Fogg Dam all year around. Fogg Dam is open 24/7/365.

Birds of Banks and Sky
Birds of the Banks and Sky see Photo above
Type Common name Scientific name
Finches Crimson Finch Neochmia phaeton
Marshbirds White-browed Crake Amaurornis cinerea or Porzana cinerea
Raptors White bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
Raptors Whistling Kite Haliastur sphenurus
Seabirds Wiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida or Chlidonias hybridus
Waders Little Curlew Numenius minutus
Waders Australian Pratincole Stiltia isabella
Waders Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles
Warblers Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis
Waterbirds Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus
Birds of Grassed Shallows
Birds of the Grassed Shallows see Photo above
Type Common name Scientific name
Waterbirds B Cattle Egret Ardea ibis
Waterbirds Australian White Ibis Threskiornis moluccus
Waterbirds Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Waterbirds Straw-necked Ibis Threskiornis spinicollis
Waterbirds Black-necked Stork or Jabiru Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus
Waterbirds Brolga Grus rubicunda
Waterfowl Magpie Geese Anseranas semipalmata
Birds of Lilied Shallows
Birds of the Lilied Shallows see Photo above
Type Common name Scientific name
Marshbirds Black-winged Stilt, Common Stilt, or Pied Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Marshbirds Comb-crested Jacana or Lilytrotter Irediparra gallinacea
Waterbirds Intermediate Egret Mesophoyx intermedia
Waterbirds Royal Spoonbill Platalea regi
Waterbirds Yellow-billed Spoonbill Platalea flavipes
Waterbirds Little Egret or Lesser Egret Egretta garzetta immaculata
Waterbirds Pied Heron Ardea picata or Egretta picata
Waterbirds Great Egret or Great White Ardea alba
Birds of Open Water
Birds of the Open Water (01).jpg see Photo above
Type Common name Scientific name
Seabird Little Black Cormorant Phalacrocorax sulcirostris
Seabird Little Pied Cormorant Phalacrocorax melanoleucos
Seabird Darter Anhinga melanogaster
Seabird Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus
Waterfowl Green Pygmy-goose Nettapus pulchellus
Waterfowl Plumed Whistling Duck Dendrocygna eytoni
Waterfowl Wandering Whistling Duck Dendrocygna arcuata
Waterfowl Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa
Birds of Paperbarks

Birds of the Paperbarks see Photo above
Type Common name Scientific name
Koel Eastern Koel Eudynamys orientalis
Bee-eater Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus
Honeyeater Blue-faced Honeyeater Entomyzon cyanotis
A Honeyeater Dusky Honeyeater Myzomela obscura
A Honeyeater Rufous-banded Honeyeater Conopophila albogularis
Honeyeater Rufous-throated Honeyeater Conopophila rufogularis
Wagtail Willie Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys
Kingfisher Forest Kingfisher Todiramphus macleayi
Chat Yellow Chat Epthianura crocea


Silhouetted birds at sunrise at Fogg Dam around July–August


  1. ^ "Place Names Register Extract". Northern Territory Land Information System. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 3 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Terrestrial Protected Areas by Reserve Type in the Northern Territory (2012)". Department of Environment. 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 

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