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: Cruise the Coorong Boat Trip with Fleurieu Birders

    Meet at the Goolwa Wharf at 9.45am, this is a reduced cost for the Special Charter to see the Waders. (14 people only) there is a 2nd trip one week later, if the first one fills up.  Bookings essential on first come basis. Contact Wendy Phillips to book or further details H 85550634 or m 0414 248 648 or fleurieubirds@gmail.com NOTE: Wendy is taking names for a 3rd Boat trip on wed 20th Feb 2019, get in fast filling up quickly!

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  • Go Birding: Paiwalla Wetlands with Birds SA

    Meet at the Sunnyside lookout at 8.30am. (Easy) (MM) 90km Take the Murray Bridge to Mannum Road on the eastern side of the River from Murray Bridge. Stay on this road until past the turnoff to Bowhill on the right. Take the next turn to your left to Sunnyside lookout car park. Trip Leader: Lynton Huxley

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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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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.

     

    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: You order, purchase and collect direct from 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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