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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  • Saturday 13 June: Barossa Goldfields (Moderate) (MLR) 60kms

    Saturday 13 June: Barossa Goldfields (Moderate) (MLR) 60kms. Meet at 8.30am at Bowden Cottage on the corner of Allandale Road and Para Wirra Road at the top end of Para Wirra Conservation Park. There is a carpark on Allandale Road near the corner and some parking in front of the Cottage. There is a toilet and some picnic tables at the Cottage and we will explore the Phoenix trail (about 5kms). TRIP LEADER: Ali Ben Kahn

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  • Thursday 18 June: Deep Creek Conservation Park (Stringybark Camp) (Moderate) (MLR) (lOOkm)

    Thursday 18 June: Deep Creek Conservation Park (Stringybark Camp) (Moderate) (MLR) (lOOkm). Meet at the Stringybark camp area at 8.30am. The easiest way to get there is to travel along Main South Road to Myponga, then onto Normanville, Second Valley, past the Rapid Bay tum off, until you reach the little settlement of Delamere. Immediately after the store at Delamere, tum left. This sealed 14km road leads to Victor Harbor, but the unsealed roads to Deep Creek Conservation Park and the camping grounds are clearly marked.  TRIP LEADER: Lynton Huxley

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Australian Hobby

The Australian Hobby is a dashing small falcon usually seen perched on tall trees but sometimes seen engaged in high-speed chases. They feed on small birds, bats and flying insects. They are very fast and can often be seen perched at the top of tall trees from which they swoop down onto their prey. Also hunt by high quartering or by low fast flight. Hunting may be done during the day, dawn or dusk and even by night where there is artificial light. Breeding occurs from August to January with…

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Found an injured or sick bird?

Please contact:
Fauna Rescue SA
(08) 8289 0896 - 24hr Hotline
or your local Vet.

If you find an uninjured bird on the ground?

Leave the bird alone as the adults will be around to feed it.



    Birds SA has cancelled its General Meeting of May 29th and postponed its AGM because of concerns about the ongoing Covid -19 virus.

  • An updated version of the 5th Edition of A Field List of the Birds of South Australia is now available online

  • BIRDS SA MERCHANDISE is changing supplier, please don’t order until further notice!

    Support our Association when you are out birding or on Birds SA field trips, the products are of high quality at reasonable prices!

    Please note: Orders are managed by the supplier; Birds SA does not carry or handle the stock.

  • Important Notice: There is no birding access to Dry Creek or Price Salt fields until further notice. 

  • NEW

    Maps showing the distribution of South Australian Passerines are now available.