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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  • Birds SA Easter Campout: Mary Seymour Conservation Park (SE)

    Easter Campout – Thursday 18 to Tuesday 23 April: Mary Seymour Conservation Park (SE) 360km (Easy + fun time).  Given the continued very dry conditions in the north of our State the campout will be in the south-east at Mary Seymour (last visited in 2013) and will provide an opportunity to also visit nearby Bool Lagoon, Big Heath and Glen Roy Conservation Parks.  A visit to the outstanding Bourne’s Bird Museum is also planned.   To get there from Adelaide take the M1 freeway to Tailem Bend and then the…

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  • Birds SA General meeting and AGM

    General meeting of Birds SA. Speaker is Dr. Chris Daniels, Director of Clealand Wildlife Park, he will talk about “The future of National Parks and Wildlife Reserves” also includes the Birds SA AGM. 7.30pm for a 7.45pm Start. 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…

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BioR & Birds SA Fledglings Bird Banding Event

Fledglings Bird Banding Workshop 2019   Do you have a young family member who is interested in learning more about Australian native Birds? BioR and Birds SA are holding workshops for young bird enthusiasts. There is no charge, but we do require a responsible adult to accompany your “Fledgling” throughout the entire event. Where: Monarto When: Saturday 4th May 2019…

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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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Announcements

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

  • BIRDS SA MERCHANDISE now available

    (just click on link) https://birdssa.orders.net.au 

    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 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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