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

    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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  • Go birding: “Anacotilla Springs”, Second Valley

    This is a private bushland property, which enjoys the permanent flow of the Anacotilla River. Take the Southern Expressway and Main South Road through Normanville towards Wirrina Cove Resort. Meet at 8.30am at the property gate, which is on your left near a yellow 90km sign, a gravel area and some cattle yards. (NOTE: If you reach the entrance to Wirrina Cove Resort, Paradise Drive, you have gone about 700m too far!). Trip leader: Lynton Huxley

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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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