Where is it?: Marino is a south-western suburb of Adelaide overlooking the Gulf of St Vincent. It is bounded by the Field River, a line north towards Brighton Road, a line west to Newland Avenue and Bandon Terrace, Bandon Terrace, Forest Avenue, a line west to the coast and south-west along the coast to the Field River.

Local Council area: City of Marion

Landscape Management Region: Green Adelaide

History: Marino is one of the earliest recorded names in South Australia. In 1840, Marino was recorded as being in the hands of Robert Bristol, and it was added, ‘on this section are an inn, hotel, and fashionable bathing establishment.’ The name represents the Italian spelling of the word marine. On early maps it appears as Marina. 

Places to see birds: Marino Conservation Park, coastline

Total Species Recorded to Date: 54 (non-passerines 30, passerines 24)

Common Species: Crested Pigeon, New Holland Honeyeater, White-plumed Honeyeater, Australian Magpie, Willie Wagtail

Less Common Species: Black-faced Cormorant, Black-shouldered Kite, Black-faced Cuckooshrike, Brown Songlark, Welcome Swallow


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: 25/07/2021