Morphett Vale

Where is it?: Morphett Vale is in the southern suburbs. It is bounded by the Southern Expressway, Sherriffs Road/Pimpala Road, Panalatinga Road,  and Doctors Road / Beach Road.

Local Council area: City of Onkaparinga

Landscape Management Region: Green Adelaide

History: In October 1840, a town called Dublin was subdivided leading to the development of Morphett Vale.  By 1866, the town was said to have ‘a large number of neat residences, many of which have fine vineyards attached’. Morphett Vale was named after John Morphett.

Places to see birds: Wilfred Taylor Reserve, Christies Creek Linear Trail

Total Species Recorded to Date: 61 (non-passerines 32, passerines 29)

Common Species: Crested Pigeon, Rainbow Lorikeet, Musk Lorikeet, New Holland Honeyeater, Red Wattlebird, Welcome Swallow

Less Common Species: Australian Hobby, Southern Boobook, Laughing Kookaburra, Red-rumped Parrot, Black-chinned Honeyeater


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: 26/07/2021


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