Go Birding

An exquisite flash of colour, a beautiful song, a fleeting encounter with a tiny jewel, a momentary escape into nature; just a few of the many things that everyone can enjoy simply by learning to see, and hear, the birds that are all around us.

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  • Go birding: Belair National Park

    Meet at the car park inside the main gate off Upper Sturt Road, Belair at 8.30am. Note that car parking spaces are limited so an alternative may be to park at the golf club and walk through to the meeting spot. This is our third attempt in the last 12 months to bird survey this iconic Adelaide Park – the first was cancelled due to very hot weather and the second only partially walked due to heavy rain! TRIP LEADER: David Williams Belair_NP_Checklist

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  • General meeting

    Jeff Davies, Principal Bird Artist and Co-ordinator of the new The Australian Bird Guide will be the guest speaker. Free Entry only for all current Birds SA members. A donation of $5.00 would be appreciated for visitors. Seating is limited. Doors open at 7:15pm for 7:45pm start.

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The impacts of kangaroo grazing on birds – have your say

The impacts of high numbers of kangaroos in our conservation parks and native bush was recently highlighted in the media by Associate Professor David Paton, past President of Birds SA. David has documented the decline of habitat in parks like Sandy Creek over the past few decades. The visible growth of plants shown within fenced areas that keep grazing animals…

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Field List #5.0

The new 5th Edition of A Field List of the Birds of South Australia is now available online. 

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Announcements

  • “What bird is that?” Bird ID Morning at St. Kilda

    November 12 at 8:30 am10:30 am

    | FREE  More info

  • “What bird is that?” Bird ID Morning at Dry Creek

    November 18 at 8:30 am10:30 am

    | FREE  More info

  • Important notice: There will be no access to either Dry Creek or  Price Salt Fields until further notice.

Black Falcon

Black Falcons are very dark, nomadic raptors and often associated with the sparsely treed plains of inland Australia, although they also frequent farmland in South Australia. They are usually seen alone, or in pairs. Black Falcons prey on mammals (rats and rabbits), birds (particularly ground birds such as quail, pipits and larks), large insects, and carrion. They will also take reptiles. They use a variety of hunting techniques: low, fast flight along watercourses or drainage lines, slow quartering, high soaring, or still hunting from a perch. Prey may be seized…

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