Campbelltown

Where is it?: Campbelltown is a north-eastern suburb of Adelaide adjacent to the River Torrens. It is bounded by the River Torrens, Wicks Avenue, Lower North-East Road, Montacute Road, Newton Road, Lower North-East Road and Church Road.

Local Council area: Campbelltown City Council

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

History: The name “Campbelltown” was decided upon at a meeting of local residents held at the Glynde Inn on 9 December 1867, called “Committee to Protect the Interests of the District” where two names were put forward. “Athelstone” derived from “Athelhampstone” in England and “Campbelltown” from Charles James Fox Campbell who was born in 1811 at Kingsborough on the Isle of Skye and had bought Sections 309 and 310 on the River Torrens in 1842.

Places to see birds: Lochiel Park, River Torrens

Total Species Recorded to Date: 26 (non-passerines 19, passerines 7)

Common Species: Maned Duck, Crested Pigeon, Eastern Rosella, Rainbow Lorikeet, Red Wattlebird, Noisy Miner, Australian Magpie, 

Less Common Species: Southern Boobook, Red-rumped Parrot, Purple-crowned Lorikeet, Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Grey Shrikethrush

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. 

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