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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  • General Meeting

    Speaker – Colin Rich -“Carotenoides, colour and captive breeding. How Noisy Miners are helping threatened species.”

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  • Go birding: Browns Road, Monarto

    Meet at 8.30am at Browns Road, Monarto, just off the old Murray Bridge Road. Leave the SE Freeway at the Callington exit. Drive through Callington and turn right onto the old Murray Bridge road. The junction is on the left at the top of the hill. Trip Leader: Lynton Huxley Browns Road Checklist

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2017-2018 Birds SA Management Committee

Nominations are now open for the 2017-2018 Birds SA Management Committee. We are particularly looking for someone to takeover the Treasurer’s role. There are also some General Committee Member positions that need to be filled.   Most existing members have intimated that they will re-nominate but please fill free to nominate yourself for any of the Committee positions.

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“Fledglings” Field Trip

On Saturday and Sunday, 25-26 March, Associate Professor David Paton from the University of Adelaide, will demonstrate bird banding for “Fledglings” at Frahns Farm, Monarto.

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

White-browed Babbler

Babblers associate in small groups of 6-13 individuals. Generally, their sentries will find you before you see them and your presence will be announced by their distinctive whistling calls. They are sedentary defending a territory of several hectares year-round. Babblers are ground foragers living largely on insects and other invertebrates found in leaf litter but will take seeds, fruits and eggs or nestlings of small birds. Breeding occurs mainly in late winter and early spring (Jul-Nov). Babblers are co-operative breeders, usually with one brooding pair, and several helpers. Photo above:…

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