Where is it?: Adelaide is around 10km E of the Gulf of St Vincent and south of the River Torrens. It is bounded by Greenhill Road, Fullarton Road, Dequeteville Terrace, Hackney Road, a midline along the River Torrens to Port Road, Port Road

Local Government area: City of Adelaide

Landscape Management Region: Green Adelaide

History: Adelaide, the Capital of South Australia is named after the Consort of King William IV, Amelia Adelaide, the eldest daughter of the Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. The name was chosen by the South Australian Commissioners in London after the passage of the Colonisation Bill by the Imperial Parliament even before its site had been fixed. 

Places to see birds: Adelaide Botanic Gardens and Botanic Park, River Torrens, parklands

Total Species Recorded to Date: 134 (non-passerines 80, passerines 54)

Common Species: Crested Pigeon, Galah, Long-billed Corella, Little Corella, Rainbow Lorikeet, Noisy Miner

Less Common Species: Nankeen Night Heron, Black Swan, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, White-plumed Honeyeater, Willie Wagtail, Little Grassbird


Note: This checklist is a guide to the bird species that have been recorded in this local area. We encourage you to record your sightings and add your locality on the checklist and return to Birds SA for inclusion in the Biological Survey of South Australia database.

Updated: 9/01/2022

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