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: Breakout Creek, Henley Beach South

    NOTE CHANGES TO THIS TRIP – APEX PARK WETLANDS IS CLOSED UNTIL MID 2019 Meet at 8.30am in the Ozone Reserve carpark, cnr. Seaview Road and The Esplanade, Henley Beach South (northern side of Breakout Creek). We will walk along Breakout Creek (River Torrens outlet) up to Henley Beach Road and return. TRIP LEADER: Brian Blaylock Apex Park Wetlands Checklist

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  • Go Birding: Twilight walk at Clayton Bay with Fleurieu Birders

    Meet at Sails Restaurant Clayton Bay at 4pm Option dinner afterwards 6pm Bookings Essential, to book contact Wendy H 85550634 or m 0414 248 648 or email fleurieubirds@gmail.com    Trip Leader Wendy Phillips

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Andrew Black receives the J.N. Hobbs Medal from BirdLife Australia, for his contributions to Australian Amateur Ornithology .

Long time Birds SA member and a former past president of Birds SA, Dr Andrew Black received the highly esteemed J. N. Hobbs Medal for his many years of scientific research to Australian Amateur Ornithology from the BirdLife Australia’s president John Barkla at the Birds SA ‘Members Night’ General meeting on the 30th November 2018. Over 120 Birds SA members…

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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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