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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What's Happening

  • Ridley Conservation Park (MM)

    FIELD TRIP (Birds SA) 126KM Head towards Swan Reach via Sedan, turning right towards Mannum at the ETSA Substation (just prior to where the road starts dipping down to the river). Travel along this road about 5km. Meet at 8.30am at the northern end of the CP, which starts on the right. Trip Leader: Richard Woodland Ridley Conservation Park Bird List (click text for link)

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  • Annual General Meeting

    SPEAKER: Ray Nias (Chair, Conservation Sub-Committee and member of Management Committee) TITTLE: Rats, Birds and Islands  

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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.

Announcements

  • NEW DOCUMENTARY

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

    Read press release (31/08/2021)

  • MANAGING CATS TO STOP WILDLIFE KILLS

    Birds SA releases its Cats Management Policy

  • BIRDS SA MERCHANDISE

    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.