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: October 25th Guest speaker is Chris Hedger from DEW

    Guest speaker will be Ecologist Chris Hedger and others from DEW will talk on the Mallee Emu Wren translocation project.  Note: As well as the presentation, General Meetings include: brief updates, news and information from the Birds SA Committee and Conservation Sub-committee; ‘bird call’ where members have an opportunity to report any interesting sightings to the group; post-meeting tea and coffee. Doors open at 7.00pm and meeting starts at 7.45pm.

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  • Go Birding: Saturday 26th October: “Anacotilla Springs”, Second Valley

    Saturday 26 October: “Anacotilla Springs”, Second Valley (Difficult) (MLR) 87km.  This is a private bushland property which enjoys the permanent flow of the Anacotilla River.  To get there 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 into Wirrina Cove Resort, Paradise Drive, you have gone about 700m too far!)  TRIP LEADER: Lynton Huxley   

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A Common Mynah was photographed along the River Torrens in Elder Park on Monday, 12 August. If you have also seen this bird please report the location and date to Lindell Andrews, PIRSA.  

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J.N. Hobbs Medal

Dr Andrew Black was presented with the 2018 J.N. Hobbs Medal by John Barkla, President, BirdLife Australia at the November 2018 General Meeting.  

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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.


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

  • BIRDS SA MERCHANDISE now available

    (just click on link) https://birdssa.orders.net.au 

    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.