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Wildlife is flourishing in floodplains along South Australia's River Murray following a natural high flow event last year and environmental watering.

Flows into South Australia peaked at a 23-year high of 97 gigalitres in 2016, compared with a normal flow range of up to 40 gigalitres.

Locations such as Chowilla, just out of Renmark, are experiencing an increase in rare wildlife not normally spotted in the region.

Chowilla floodplain site coordinator Jan Whittle said large numbers of wading birds, red-necked avocets and pink-eared ducks had been recorded in the region.

She said surprisingly, 40 red-necked stints were spotted at Coombool swamp at Chowilla.

"This small migratory bird is not usually seen at Chowilla. They make an annual journey north to breed in Siberia and western Alaska and visit Australia during the warmer months," Ms Whittle said. Read more....

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