Birds SA survey of Copley Retention Dam and Aroona Dam

On April 3-4th, 2018, 12 experienced birders with 5 spotting scopes, the usual binoculars and cameras with telephoto lens participated in a bird survey in waterways in the Copley Area.

69 species were recorded in two days.

Notes to accompany the  Bird Record Forms attached:

  1.  Retention Dam was surveyed twice. We did not walk around the whole dam but did walk from the northern “beach” end to the area where the creek flows in. The spotting scopes allowed us to scan the far side quite efficiently.
  2.  The “overflow” water over the main road north of Copley on the way to Lyndhurst was only surveyed once from midday or two hours. This was not an optimum time for birding.
  3. Aroona Dam was surveyed once – around the base of the dam wall and also from the top car park area.

Birds SA Reports

Copley – Leigh Creek Retention Dam 3 April 2018

Copley – Leigh Creek Retention Dam 4 April 2018

Copley – Leigh Creek Aroona Dam 4 April 2018

Copley – Leigh Creek Overflow 4 April 2018