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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What's Happening

  • Field Trip (Birds SA)

    Laratinga Wetlands, Mt Barker (MLR) (34km) Easy Meet at the carpark on Bald Hills Road, Mt. Barker at 8.30am. TRIP LEADER: Cynthia Pyle More info Laratinga Wetlands Checklist      

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  • Field Trip (Fleurieu Birders)

    “The Washpool”, Aldinga Beach / southern end Aldinga Scrub CP Meet at 8:30am at the Washpool on Button Road near the beach. Trip Leaders: Wendy Phillips and Bob Daly More info (1), More info (2) The Washpool Checklist , Aldinga Scrub CP Checklist    

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Apostlebird

Apostlebirds are found in garrulous groups of from 3-20 birds. Many of these are about twelve in number, hence the common name. They are ground feeders living mainly on seeds and insects, but will also take leaves, shoots, small mammals and the eggs of birds. They are co-operative breeders with one breeding pair, the rest of the group being helpers. Breeding occurs in the spring and summer (from August to February). They build a mud nest similar but smaller, than that of White-winged Choughs, being a mud bowl reinforced 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.

 

If you find an uninjured bird on the ground?

Leave the bird alone as the adults will be around to feed it.

Announcements

  • The July General Meeting has been cancelled this Friday due to COVID-19 restrictions (27/7/2021)

  • Birds SA has just released its Cats Management Policy
    Click here to read the policy.

  • 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.