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: Lawari Conservation Park (‘Wyndgate’, Hindmarsh Island)

    Meet at 8.30am on the corner of Randell and Semaschko Roads, Hindmarsh Island. If planning to arrive later that day, please proceed to the homestead off Denver Road. Trip Leader: Brian Blaylock Lawari Conservation Park Checklist

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  • Go birding: Ridley Conservation Park

    Head towards Swan Reach via Sedan, turning right towards Mannum at the ETSA Substation (just prior to where the road starts dipping down to the river).  Travel along this road about 5km. Meet at 8.30am at the northern end of the CP, which starts on the right. Trip leader: Brian Walker Ridley C.P. 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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Announcements

  • 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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