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: Thompson Beach

    This excursion will commence at 8.30am (the high tide of approx. 2.23m is at 8.16am). 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 end and meet at the toilet facilities at Thompson Beach. TRIP LEADER: Brian Walker Thompson Beach Checklist

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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.

     

     

     

     

     

     


    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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