Fleurieu Peninsula

Fleurieu Peninsula including Goolwa, Lake Alexandrina, Hindmarsh Island, Murray Bridge, Mount Compass. This relatively small area contains a number of good birding sites including wetlands, swamps, coastal reserves, native bushland and a sea-watching spot thrown in to top it off.

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GPS Coordinates 35°22.536′S, 138°48.078′E


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Land Birds 13 species
Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae) 100 on Hindmarsh Island and around the shores of Lake Alexandrina
White-fronted Chat (Epthianura albifrons) 30 Tolderol Game Reserve
Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis) 10 Tolderol Game Reserve
Stubble Quail (Coturnix pectoralis) 10 heard calling from stubble fields, 2 flushed
Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) 10 Tolderol Game Reserve
Little Eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides) 2 Paiwalla lookout, Murray Bridge
Purple-gaped Honeyeater (Lichenostomus cratitius) 2 Monarto Cons Park, Murray Bridge
Southern Emu-wren (Stipiturus malachurus) 2 ssp intermedius, highly endangered. 2 at Mt Compass swamp.
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (Gliciphila melanops) 2 Monarto Cons Park, Murray Bridge
Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora) 1 flushed, Hindmarsh Island
Nankeen Night Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus) 1 immature, Tolderol Game Reserve.
Rock Parrot (Neophema petrophila) 1 Murray mouth lookout carpark, Hindmarsh Island
Shy Heathwren (Calamanthus cautus) 1 Monarto Cons Park, Murray Bridge