The reserve includes habitats of malleefowl, shy heathwren, southern scrub robin, pink cockatoo, red lored whistler and chestnut quail thrush. (DECCW 2009).
The area around the tank and dams has some cleared areas suitable for camping, however there are no facilities in the reserve so you will need to provide all your requirements in this remote location. The track to the Whoey Tank camping area is easiest to find from its entry off the Mt Hope Road (about 3kms south of the intersection). It is usually not sign posted and may have loose earth from the grader across the entry, disguising its location.
The areas around the tanks and the old wheat field are probably the most productive in terms of photography due to their more open nature. Mind you the wheat field is all but regenerated mallee that is still relatively young and open. This wheat field area can still be made out clearly from aerial photographs (google earth) and is easily acessible from the track that takes off to the west from the main road through the reserve. Like all these normally dry locations if you can find a water hole, or flowering plant then there's a good chance that you will also find the birds. During my last visit we were able to find a small waterhole about halfway along the Whoey Track.
|Gilbert's Whistler||Red-lored Whistler||Rufous Whistler|
|Crested Bellbird||Black-eared Cuckoo||Chestnut-breasted Quail-thrush|
|Red-capped Robin||Hooded Robin||Southern-scrub Robin|
|Yellow-plumed Honeyeater||Striped Honeyeater||Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater|
|Brown-headed Honeyeater||White-eared Honeyeater||Singing Honeyeater|
|Mallee Ringneck||Mulga Parrot||Blue Bonnet|
|Mallee Fowl||Shy Heathwren||Inland Thornbill|
|Chestnut-rumped Thornbill||Weebill||Western Gerygone|
|Common Bronzewing||Bar-shouldered Dove||Splendid Fairy-wren|
Below is a more detailed map of the wheat field and Whoey Tank track.