Local wildlife

Our local area is home to a wide variety of animals, both native and introduced.  This includes:

  • birds
  • reptiles
  • fish
  • amphibians
  • insects
  • butterflies.

The list of birds and animals that inhabit the western suburbs is long. A summary of species is recorded at Apex Park through surveys such as the Frog Census done in earlier years.


Frogs found at Apex Park Wetland 1995-1999 (Frog Census EPA)

Common Froglet (C. signifera)

Eastern Banjo Frog (L. dumerilii)

Spotted Grass Frog (L. tasmaniensis)

Brown Tree Frog (L. ewingii)


Find out more about frogs found in South Australia


Bird species recorded at Apex Park Wetland

Adelaide Rosella

Baillon Crake

Banded Rail

Black Duck

Black Fronted Plover

Black-winged Stilt

Caspian Tern

Crested Pigeon

Crested Tern

Dusky Moorhen

Fairy Martin

Horay-headed Grebe

Indian Turtle Dove

Lathams Snipe

Little Black Cormorant

Little Grass Bird

Little Grebe

Little Wattle Bird


Masked Lapwing

Musk Lorrikeet

Murray Magpie

Noisy Minor

Pied Cormorant


Rainbow Lorrikeet

Red Wattle Bird

Reed Warbler

Silver Gull

Spotless Crake

Straw Necked Ibis

Welcome Swallow

Willy Wagtail

White-backed Magpie

White Faced Heron

White ibis

White Plumed Honeyeater

Yellow Winged Honeyeater


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