Kaurna Park Wetlands, Burton

Where is it?: These wetlands of 48 hectares are on Waterloo Corner Road, at the corner of Helps Road, Burton. Access is available via train from Adelaide and then by bus, Route 401 from the Salisbury Interchange to Paralowie or Route 900 (Monday to Friday only) to Elizabeth Interchange. Alight at  Stops 59 to 61 along Waterloo Corner Road.

One of the key features of Kaurna Park is the Wodliparri Trail, a winding path with a series of boardwalks leading visitors across a number of channels and through a growing array of native flora. Wodliparri is the Kaurna name for the Milky Way, and the extensive Adelaide Plain wetlands were a tremendous source of economic and spiritual wealth for the Kaurna people.

Owner: City of Salisbury. more information

Habitat: These man made wetlands have been constructed on degraded farming land to act as a natural filtration and treatment system for stormwater flowing into the area. Extensive revegetation has been carried out.

Total Species Recorded to Date: 111 (non-passerines 80, passerines 31)

Common Species: Grey Teal, Australian White Ibis, White-faced Heron, Little Pied Cormorant, Silver Gull, Crested Pigeon, New Holland Honeyeater, Red Wattlebird, White-plumed Honeyeater, Willie Wagtail

Less Common Species: Pink-eared Duck, Yellow-billed Spoonbill, Nankeen Night Heron

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