24/06/2019

Tolderol Game Reserve

Tolderol Game Reserve is a protected area of 428 hectares on the north-western side of Lake Alexandrina. 

The game reserve was proclaimed in 1970 and consists of a series of man made open and shallow basins with connecting channels and levee banks. These levees enable the manipulation of water levels to create rich foraging habitat for migratory wader birds.

Tolderol is a well-regarded bird watching location, reed beds along the lake shore, grassy banks and shallow basins attract a wide variety of water fowl and migratory wader bird species.

Golden-headed Cisticola   Cisticola exilis  Cisticolidae

Golden-headed Cisticola

Cisticola exilis
Cisticolidae

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Superb Fairy-wren   Malurus cyaneus  Maluridae

Superb Fairy-wren

Malurus cyaneus
Maluridae

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Silvereye   Zosterops lateralis  Timaliidae

Silvereye

Zosterops lateralis
Timaliidae

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White-fronted Chat   Epthianura albifrons  Meliphagidae

White-fronted Chat

Epthianura albifrons
Meliphagidae

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Swamp Harrier   Circus approximans  Accipitridae

Swamp Harrier

Circus approximans
Accipitridae

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Eastern Great Egret   Ardea modesta  Ardeidae

Eastern Great Egret

Ardea modesta
Ardeidae

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White-faced Heron   Egretta novaehollandiae  Ardeidae

White-faced Heron

Egretta novaehollandiae
Ardeidae

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Australian Reed-Warbler   Acrocephalus australis  Acrocephalidae

Australian Reed-Warbler

Acrocephalus australis
Acrocephalidae

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Elegant Parrot   Neophema elegans  Psittaculidae

Elegant Parrot

Neophema elegans
Psittaculidae

Variegated Fairy-wren   Malurus lamberti  Maluridae

Variegated Fairy-wren

Malurus lamberti
Maluridae

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Little Grassbird   Megalurus gramineus  Megaluridae

Little Grassbird

Megalurus gramineus
Megaluridae

Welcome Swallow   Hirundo neoxena  Hirundinidae

Welcome Swallow

Hirundo neoxena
Hirundinidae

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Purple Swamphen   Porphyrio porphyrio  Rallidae

Purple Swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio
Rallidae

Black-shouldered Kite   Elanus axillaris  Accipitridae

Black-shouldered Kite

Elanus axillaris
Accipitridae

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Nankeen Kestrel   Falco cenchroides  Falconidae

Nankeen Kestrel

Falco cenchroides
Falconidae

Crested Pigeon   Ocyphaps lophotes  Columbidae

Crested Pigeon

Ocyphaps lophotes
Columbidae

Red-kneed Dotterel   Erythrogonys cinctus  Charadriidae

Red-kneed Dotterel

Erythrogonys cinctus
Charadriidae

Whistling Kite   Haliastur sphenurus  Accipitridae

Whistling Kite

Haliastur sphenurus
Accipitridae

Black Swan & Black winged stilts

Black Swan & Black winged stilts

The reserve is approximately 11km south-east of the township of Langhorne Creek between Milang and Wellington.

Follow the Langhorne Creek to Wellington Road, turn right onto Dog Lake Road (unsealed). At the end of this road (approximately 9 kilometres), travel through the gate (please ensure you leave the gate as you found it). Follow the track to the left, then through another gate and into the reserve. 

The road is suitable for conventional vehicles. The main track inside the reserve is also suitable for all vehicles.

A fabulous place to spend some time and there are always a great variety of birds to see and find.

Thank you for stopping by, please see more images and other places to visit at my previous trips and locations page.

Bye for now…