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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  • Whites Road Wetlands (AP) 16 kms (Easy)

    Whites Road Wetlands (AP) 16 kms (Easy) Meet at 8.30am. Head north on the Port Wakefield Road. At 1.5km after passing the Salisbury Highway Bridge, turn left into Globe Derby Drive and continue on this road until it meets Whites Road. Turn right and continue to the end. The Park entrance is on the left. TRIP LEADER: Rod Tetlow

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  • Festival of Nature – Bird Walks in Belair National Park

    Festival of Nature – Bird Walks in Belair National Park on Sunday 27th of September The free walking tours will leave from near the car park inside the entrance gate (before you enter the park admissions). Get Amongst our Amazing South Australian Birdlife! One hour walking birding tours depart at 10.15 am, 11.30 am and 12.45pm. (Number restrictions. So please pre-book you place on this link). Bring your binoculars if you have some, otherwise we will have some available to lend for the tour. Fun family activity to connect with…

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Black-shouldered Kite

Black-shouldered Kites are commonly seen hovering over open areas. The pure white tail lacks the dark band found on the other common hovering bird of prey, the Nankeen Kestrel. The Black-shouldered Kite is one of four very similar species in the genus Elanus found throughout the tropic and semi-tropics, although only the Letter-winged Kite (E. scriptus) is also found in Australia. Their prey is mainly small rodents but also take other small vertebrates (reptiles and birds) and large insects such as grasshoppers. They hunt mainly by hovering and then dropping…

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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.


  • NEWS

    Forthcoming General Meeting (Is now Cancelled)

    Birds SA August General Meeting: AGM & General Meeting

    Friday August 28th is now unfortunately cancelled due to Waite Institute’s Covid-19 Public access restrictions

    Birds SA were planning and hoping to hold the Annual General Meeting and General Meeting for the August . 
    The Management committee found out today 13th Aug. that the Covid 19 restrictions for “Public attendance in the Waite Institute Theatres” is only 36, a lot less than the students, so, the meeting cannot be held and is cancelled until further notice. 

    Hopefully we can return to normal General meetings later in the year.

    At last maps showing the distribution of South Australian Non Passerines are now available.

  • 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.