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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Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary – Park of the Month

The Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary is “Park of the Month” for November. DEWNR, Friends of the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary (FAIBS) and Birds SA have been organising a range of events to enhance the community understanding of this important feeding ground for the migratory waders. The waders have recently returned from their breeding grounds as far away as the artic….

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The impacts of kangaroo grazing on birds – have your say

The impacts of high numbers of kangaroos in our conservation parks and native bush was recently highlighted in the media by Associate Professor David Paton, past President of Birds SA. David has documented the decline of habitat in parks like Sandy Creek over the past few decades. The visible growth of plants shown within fenced areas that keep grazing animals…

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  • 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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