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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What's Happening

  • General meeting

    Members night. Warm food and drinks will be provided. 

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  • Go birding: Paiwalla Wetlands

    Meet at the Sunnyside Lookout at 8.30am. Take the Murray Bridge to Mannum Road on the eastern side of the river from Murray Bridge. Stay on this road until just past the turnoff to Bowhill on the right. Take the next turning left to Sunnyside Lookout car park. Trip leader: Brian Walker Paiwalla_Wetlands_Checklist

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Fledglings

The “Fledglings Group” is cordially invited to attend the Birds SA Member’s Night, on Friday 28 July. The evening will commence at 7:00pm with some warm food being served followed by several short presentations from various members on their birding experiences.    

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Announcements

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

Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kites are commonly seen hovering over open areas. The pure white tail lacks the dark band found on the other common hovering bird of prey, the Nankeen Kestrel. The Black-shouldered Kite is one of four very similar species in the genus Elanus found throughout the tropic and semi-tropics, although only the Letter-winged Kite (E. scriptus) is also found in Australia. Their prey is mainly small rodents but also take other small vertebrates (reptiles and birds) and large insects such as grasshoppers. They hunt mainly by hovering and then dropping…

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