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: Lawari Conservation Park

    The October long weekend Campout this year will be at the recently proclaimed Lawari Conservation Park on Hindmarsh Island. Just 100km south from Adelaide this location will enable most members to also participate on a day excursion basis if they wish. If you are choosing this option please arrange to be at the homestead by 8.30am on your chosen day. We have secured ‘Wyndgate’ Homestead located off Denver Road within the Conservation Park for our camp base. The Homestead has a shower, two toilets, a fully equipped kitchen and some…

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  • General meeting: ” 2016 Grasswrens Tour ” by Peter Waanders

    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 coffee. Doors open at 7pm and meeting starts at 7.45pm. Formalities are generally completed by 9.00pm.

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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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