Copley Retention Dam – a haven for a very diverse group of birds, including rare, vulnerable and threatened species. Here are hundreds of Little Black Cormorants, Black swans and lone Yellow-billed Spoonbill.
The William Light Foundation, a not for profit organisation based in the Flinders Ranges, have nominated 33 native species (Birds and Flora) for listing under any of the categories specified in the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
The species nominated for protection are listed by the State Classifications of South Australia as Critically Endangered, Endangered, Rare or Vulnerable (South Australian National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972) but are as yet not listed under any of the categories of the EPBC Act.
They include 16 species of plant and the following 19 species of threatened birds:
Among the thousands of bird sightings made in two days by Birds SA experts, several rare birds were spotted in the Copley area.
Included in this list are birds classified as Rare by the South Australian National Parks and Wildlife Act, such as
Read more in an article by the Transcontinental newspaper.
Photography by Andy Klotz
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:
Birds SA Reports