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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  • Chinaman’s Creek Mt. Grainger

    Chinaman’s Creek Mt. Grainger Meet at 7.30am at Chinaman’s Highway Turnoff. Wear beach-walking footwear.

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  • Tolderol Game Reserve, Lake Alexandrina (LA) 85km (Easy walk)

    Tolderol Game Reserve, Lake Alexandrina (LA) 85km (Easy walk) Meet at 8.30am. Take the road from Langhorne Creek to Wellington for approximately 5km and turn right into Dog Lake Road. Continue over a cross road, past a farm on the left hand side, pass through a gate, turn left on reaching the T-junction. Leave gates as you find them please. TRIP LEADERS: Miles and Stephen Ramm

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Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kites are commonly seen hovering over open areas. The pure white tail lacks the dark band found on the other common hovering bird of prey, the Nankeen Kestrel. The Black-shouldered Kite is one of four very similar species in the genus Elanus found throughout the tropic and semi-tropics, although only the Letter-winged Kite (E. scriptus) is also found in Australia. Their prey is mainly small rodents but also take other small vertebrates (reptiles and birds) and large insects such as grasshoppers. They hunt mainly by hovering and then dropping…

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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.


  • NEWS

    Birds SA October General Meeting: AGM & General Meeting

    Friday October 30th Birds SA – AGM will be a ‘Zoom Webinar’ event.

    Birds SA Annual General Meeting and short General Meeting will go ahead on the 30th October at 7.30pm via a “Zoom Webinar” .

    All Birds SA members have been sent the AGM Agenda via our E-Newsletter and those wishing to Register to attend the AGM, a follow up E-Newsletter closer to the date will allow you to enter your registration to join the meeting and lodge any questions, or nominations for the committee.

    Hopefully our end of year November Members Night General Meeting may still go ahead depending on the current Covid-19 restriction at the time.

  • NOW ONLINE: Horton, P., Blaylock, B. and Black, A. (2020). Annotated List of the Birds of South Australia. Fifth edition. Version 5.1.

  • 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.

  • At last maps showing the distribution of South Australian Non Passerines are now available.