Novar Gardens

Where is it?: Novar Gardens is an inner south-western suburb  just south of the Adelaide Airport. It is bounded by Anzac Highway, Ferguson Terrace, Sandison Terrace, Pine Avenue, Boynton Avenue, Harvey Terrace, James Melrose Road and Morphett Road.

Local Council area: City of West Torrens

Landscape Management Region: Green Adelaide

History: The suburb name honours the family estate of Ronald Munro Ferguson, 1st Viscount Novar, Governor-General of Australia 1914 to 1920, who visited the site of the future suburb in 1919. It was formerly part of the Cummins estate near Morphetville.

Places to see birds: Sturt River

Total Species Recorded to Date: 72 (non-passerines 41, passerines 31)

Common Species: Crested Pigeon, New Holland Honeyeater, Red Wattlebird, Willie Wagtail, Welcome Swallow

Less Common Species: Black-shouldered Kite, White-fronted Chat, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Little Grassbird


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: 27/07/2021


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