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: Scott Creek Conservation Park

    Meet at 8.30am at the Almanda Mine Site car park area on Dorset Vale Road. Take the SE Freeway and leave it at the Stirling exit. At the roundabout, turn right to Longwood. After approx. 2.5 to 3km turn right towards Cherry Gardens, turning left into Dorset Vale Road approx. 2km before reaching Cherry Gardens. TRIP LEADER: Graham Bate Scott Creek CP Checklist

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  • Go birding: Little Desert Park, Nhill, Victoria (Fleurieu Birders)

    Please contact Peter Owen our leader on 0477415591 to let him know if you are attending the Campout weekend. He needs numbers to plan the weekend’s activities. Peter has tentatively booked (put on hold) 10 Garden View rooms for us- but you need to do your  own booking with the Little Desert Park. Phone 03 53915232 to book accommodation of your choice or email: info@littledesertlodge.com.au Little Desert Lodge address 1457 Nhill-Harrow Rd. Nhill, Vic. 3418

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Birds SA affiliates with BirdLife Australia for stronger bird conservation in SA.

What do you get when you affiliate Australia’s oldest bird conservation organisation with Australia’s second-oldest bird conservation organisation? That’s what Birds SA and BirdLife Australia are about to find out. After working independently to protect Australia’s native birds for well over a century, Birds SA and BirdLife Australia have just signed an agreement that will see both organisations working side…

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

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Important notice: There will be no access to either Dry Creek or  Price Salt Fields until further notice.

Black Falcon

Black Falcons are very dark, nomadic raptors and often associated with the sparsely treed plains of inland Australia, although they also frequent farmland in South Australia. They are usually seen alone, or in pairs. Black Falcons prey on mammals (rats and rabbits), birds (particularly ground birds such as quail, pipits and larks), large insects, and carrion. They will also take reptiles. They use a variety of hunting techniques: low, fast flight along watercourses or drainage lines, slow quartering, high soaring, or still hunting from a perch. Prey may be seized…

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