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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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  • Thompson Beach (AP) 61 km

    FIELD TRIP: Birds SA EXCURSION TERRAIN DIFFICULTY: Easy Meet at 8:00 am (the high tide of approx. 2.28m is at 7.59am). PLEASE BRING A SCOPE IF YOU CAN. To get there, travel north on the Port Wakefield Road to the Thompson Beach turnoff, on your left as you reach Dublin. Follow this road for about 10km to the end and meet at the Enviro Toilets located at the northern end of The Esplanade Thompson Beach. Turn right at the Ruskin Road T junction and drive to the end of the...

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  • Shepards Hill Recreation Park (MM) 10km

    FIELD TRIP: Birds SA EXCURSION TERRAIN DIFFICULTY: Difficult Meet at 8.30am at the carpark on Ayliffes Road. The carpark is located approx. 500m east of the intersection of Main South Road and Ayliffes Road. TRIP LEADER: Lynton Huxley BIRD LIST: Shepards Hill Recreation Park

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Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Sightings of small groups of these magnificent birds became increasingly common in suburban and rural areas after they learnt to exploit the cones of exotic pines as a food source. Their distinctive flight silhouette with a large rounded head, deep leisurely wing beats, and echoing “whee-la” calls make them easy to recognise. Although regarded as “Vulnerable”, large flocks of up to 200 birds or more may nevertheless be regularly seen in winter in the Mount Lofty Ranges.   Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos feed on seeds and insect larvae. They have learnt…

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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.



    Birds SA has launched a documentary on coastal birds and off-road vehicles.

    Read press release (31/08/2021)


    Birds SA releases its Cats Management Policy


    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.