RFI Adelaide

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Subject: RFI Adelaide
From: Chris Steeles <>
Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 22:34:06 +0930
Hi Gordon,

If you manage to get up to the Barossa region, both Kaiserstuhl Conservation 
Park near Angaston and Altona CSR Landcare Reserve near Lyndoch, offer good 
easy access and excellent birding.

Kaiserstuhl is an especially nice park with two easy loop trails, 2km and 6km 
through Stringybark forests which also has plenty to offer non-birders as well, 
plenty of tame roos, nice views etc.

Altona CSR Landcare Reserve probably isn't as pretty (being a revegetated sand 
quarry) as Kaiserstuhl but from a purely birding point of view is probably the 
better of the two. With two distinct types of habitat occurring within the 
reserve half is open River Red Gum woodland and the other half more closed 
native pine scrub, some good birding can be had. This time last year I 
photographed a Satin Flycatcher in here which is an extremely uncommon visitor 
to anywhere in the Mt Lofty Ranges !

Also if in this region its worth checking out the Tanunda Sewage Ponds as it 
often has a good population of Blue-billed Ducks !

Birdpedia is a great place to glean information on what is being seen where in 
SA :

For what is seen at Altona:

and Kaiserstuhl:

Hope this is of help!

Good luck

Chris Steeles

> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 07:38:34 +1000
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> Subject: [Birding-Aus] RFI Adelaide
> Hi all,
> Heading to Adelaide before long. Will be staying in Dulwich, next to the
> park.
> Will have a car, but be limited in time and ability to get around for
> birding, as others obligations and people will have priority. However,
> should be able to squeeze out the odd moments here and there.
> However, I've been told by my non-birder host that:
> there is a water reserve on Cross Road, not far from here (10
> mins) which has water birds. There'll be the usual seabirds on
> the coast, and at Morialta Falls (15 mins) maybe local wrens and others.
> Are these good spots?
> Any other advice (or websites) on:
> 1. Accessible and pleasant locations (including Barossa, S Coast, and
> city) for non-birders as well? -- they do love natural beauty and nature
> walks,
> and
> 2. What species in general to look out for that I wouldn't be used to
> seeing in Sydney, where I live?
> Off-line enquiries are fine, and I can edit and post for the archives.
> Thanks in advance
> Gordon Cain
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