Mungerannie wetland is an important watering point and refuge area for birds, especially during times of drought and provides a habitat for 110 species of birds.
The wetland is home to several uncommon wading birds, some of which migrate to Australia from northern Asia during the winter months.
Other birds which spend the summer months in South Eastern S.A. spend the winter months in the area. Several species , such as the Brolga, are dependent on the region's bore drain wetlands.
With the replacement of open bore drains with closed systems, bore drain wetlands such as the Mungerannie wetland are being evaluated to determine their importance.
Those of high importance will be maintained by an allocation of flow and managed by the local community.
A short list of some of the bird species found around the wetlands of Mungerannie.
|Emu||Dusky Moorhen||Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike|
|Hoary-headed Grebe||Eurasian Coot||White-winged Triller|
|Australian Bustard||Restless Flycatcher|
|Pied Cormorant ||Willie Wagtail|
|Little Pied Cormorant||Masked Lapwing|
|Great Cormorant||Red-knead Dotterel||Cinnamon Quail-thrush|
|Little Black Cormorant||Inland Dotterel|
|Black-fronted Dotterel||Clamorous Reed-Warbler|
|White-necked Heron||Red-capped Plover||Little Grassbird|
|Black-winged Stilt||Rufous Songlark|
|Great Egret||Red-necked Avocet||Brown Songlark|
|Intermediate Egret||Common Greenshank||Variegated Fairy-wren|
|Wood Sandpiper||White-winged Fairy-wren|
|Rufous Night Heron||Eyrean Grasswren|
|Australian Pratincole||Thick-billed Grasswren|
|Australian White Ibis||Silver Gull||Spiny-checked Honeyeater|
|Royal Spoonbill||Whiskered Tern||Singing Honeyeater|
|Yellow-billed Spoonbill||Gull-billed Tern||White-plumed Honeyeater|
|Caspian Tern||Pied Honeyeater|
|Pacific Black Duck||Peaceful Dove||Crimson Chat|
|Grey Teal||Diamond Dove||Orange Chat|
|Freckled Duck||Crested Pigeon|
|Australasian Shoveler||Flock Pigeon||Mistletoebird|
|Australian Wood Duck||Little Corella|
|Plumed Whistling-Duck||House Sparrow|
|Black Kite||Bourkes Parrot|
|Whistling Kite||Blue-winged Parrot||Common Starling|
|Wedge-tailed Eagle||Blue Bonnet|
|Brown Goshawk||Horsfields Bronze-Cuckoo||White-breasted Woodswallow|
|Swamp Harrier||Barn Owl|
|Australian Hobby||Australian Magpie|
|Brown Falcon||Sacred Kingfisher||Australian Raven|
|Nankeen Kestrel||Rainbow Bee-eater||Little Crow|