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: Thursday 20th June: Jenkins Scrub

    Thursday 20 June: Jenkins Scrub (Moderate) (MLR) 61km. Travel about 10km from Williamstown towards Springton, then turn right onto Mount Road.  Meet at 8.30am at the entrance to the scrub on the left, opposite Murray Vale Road.  TRIP LEADER: Martyn Price

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  • Birds SA General Meeting

    Birds SA President John Gitsham will give a presentation and talk about “Impressions of Gluepot”, and his 18years involvement with BirdLife Australia’s Gluepot Bird Reserve, in the Upper Riverland Mallee, SA. 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start. 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 (note books are also circulated for members to record any sightings for Birds SA records); post-meeting tea and…

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Announcements

  • 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.

     

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    Note: If you find an injured or sick bird please contact:

     FAUNA RESCUE SA

     24 HR HOTLINE

    (08) 8289 0896

     or your local Vet.

    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.

Australasian Bittern

Bitterns are secretive and superbly camouflaged, and so often remain undetected in their preferred habitat of reeds and rushes. They give themselves away, though, by deep, resonant booms uttered two or three times at 1-2 second intervals. Australasian Bitterns are rare and rated as ENDANGERED in Australia. Australian Bitterns prey on a wide variety of aquatic animals – fish, crayfish, amphibians (particularly frogs), crustaceans, snails, insects and other arthropods, small mammals (rats and mice) and even birds such as silvereyes (Zosterops). They forage by standing still, or quietly stalking, and…

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