The Finke Gorge National Park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, some of which that have been sighted include dingoes, rock wallabies, goanna, long-nosed dragon, kangaroos, snakes, and a number of desert frogs species.
A government report in 2011 reported that there was 12 mammal species, 47 reptile species, 112 bird species, eight frog species, eight fish species and numerous invertebrate fauna.1
Although the park gorge usually appears dry, there are some small pockets of semi-permanent spring-fed pools. If you are lucky to be there during one of those wet periods, not only does it offer a wonderful sight to see the expanses of water flowing through the valley gorge, you also increase the chances of seeing some of the myriad aquatic life such as desert fish including the Spangled Grunter, shield shrimps (Triops australiensis), tadpoles and frogs.
Check out our following list of fauna in the Finke Gorge National Park:
- Black Headed Goanna
- Clam Shrimp
- Pied Butcherbird
- Sand Goanna
- Shield Shrimp
- Spinifex Pigeon
- Yellow-faced Whip Snake
Footnote & References
- Finke Gorge Natonal Park, Joint Management Plan, October 2011, Northern Territory Goverment, https://dtc.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/249148/finke-gorge-national-park.pdf