The Washpool Lagoon, Aldinga Beach

Where Is It?: The Washpool Lagoon is a shallow coastal lagoon immediately south of Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park along Norman Road and covers almost 40 ha. On the east it is bounded by Justs Road and the coast on the south-western side. In the NE corner there is another smaller lagoon known as Blue Lagoon.

Car parking is available along Norman Road. Public transport is available on Bus Route 750 from Colonnades Centre Interchange to Sellicks Beach (Stop 130 on Norman Road, Aldinga Beach).

Owner: City of Onkaparinga. more information

Habitat: It is one of the last remaining coastal lagoons of its type along the metropolitan Adelaide coastline. The wetland fills rapidly in response to rain events and tends to fill at the break of season in May or June each year. Surface water or waterlogging persists as long as rain continues, usually until October. However, the wetland can dry out between rain events in this period.

Total Species Recorded to Date: 115 (non-passerines 87, passerines 28)

Common Species: Black Swan, Grey Teal, Spur-winged Plover, White-headed Stilt, Little Raven,  Common Starling

Less Common Species: Hoary-headed Grebe, Great Cormorant, New Holland Honeyeater, White-fronted Chat

 

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