Greenfields Wetlands – Stage 3, Magazine Road, Dry Creek

Where is it?:  It is on the northern side of the Salisbury Highway, Dry Creek. Access to this site is from Magazine Road, off the Salisbury Highway.

Property summary: Total area 72 hectares. Hundred of Port Adelaide – Pieces 201 and 202 (Deposited Plan 81863)

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

History: This wetland is the largest and Stage 3 of the Greenfields Wetlands. It was constructed by the City of Salisbury in 1995.

Owner: City of Salisbury

Habitat: The area has been planted with South Australian Swamp Paper-bark (Melaleuca halmaturorum), Boobyialla (Myoporum viscosum) and Common Reed (Phragmites australis) as well as other wetland plants.

More information: City of Salisbury

Total Species Recorded to Date: 156 (non-passerines 118, passerines 38)

Common Species: Black Swan, Grey Teal, Chestnut Teal, Hardhead, Little Pied Cormorant, Little Black Cormorant, Red-kneed Dotterel, Silver Gull, Singing Honeyeater, Magpielark, Australian Reed Warbler

Less Common Species: Freckled Duck, Blue-billed Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Glossy Ibis, Intermediate Egret, Long-toed Stint, Ruff.

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