Glenelg North

Where is it?: Glenelg North is a seaside suburb between Glenelg and the Adelaide Airport. It is bounded by Anzac Highway, Ferguson Street, Sandison Terrace / Ronald Terrace, Price Avenue, Bonython Avenue, Harvey Terrace, James Melrose Road, Warren Avenue, Tapeless Hill Road, Military Road and a line from there to the coast and south along Holdfast Bay to the corner of Wigley Reserve and Anzac Highway.

Local Council areas: City of Holdfast Bay, City of West Torrens

Landscape Management Region: Green Adelaide

History: (North) Glenelg was named by Governor Hindmarsh after Lord Glenelg, Secretary of State for the Colonies, who gazetted the Colonization Commissioners for South Australia.  The suburb was previously called Graymore.

Places to see birds: Patawalonga Creek, Sturt River

Total Species Recorded to Date: 89 (non-passerines 57, passerines 32)

Common Species: White-faced Heron, Dusky Moorhen, Crested Pigeon, New Holland Honeyeater,  Willie Wagtail, Magpielark, Welcome Swallow

Less Common Species: Baillon’s Crake, Australian Hobby, Little Wattlebird, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Australian Reed Warbler


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: 24/07/2021

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