I have just returned from that area (I'm compiling a trip report now)...
Western Grasswren (Amytornis textilis myall) is fairly easy at Wild Dog
Hill (Whyalla CP), especially in low salt-bush habitat about 50m west of
I also had several at Middleback (about 16km north of Whyalla on Iron Knob
road, right near some abandoned railway carriages), including a couple
running across the road.
This was also a great area, with Slender-billed Thornbill (race iredalei),
Crested Bellbird, Redthroat and Southern Whiteface all common.
I don't think you'll get them at Port Augusta Arid Lands BT (although this
is an excellent birding spot - heaps of Chirruping Wedgebill, Rufous
Fieldwren, Elegant Parrot, Mulga Parrot etc).
Telowie Gorge (near Pt Germain) was good for Grey-fronted Honeyeater and
Southern Scrub-robin (and Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby).
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (Hylacola pyrrhopgia pedleri) - I had 2 at
Alligator Gorge, Mt Remarkable NP (Wilmington) on the highest lookout
track, about 100m from the car park.
Banded Stilt - I had a few at Port Gawler (near Cheetham Salt works).
Not sure about Bassian Thrush - Mt Lofty as Michael suggests is the best
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