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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  • Riverglades Wetlands Murray Bridge (MM) (80km)(Easy)

    Riverglades Wetlands Murray Bridge (MM) (80km) Meet at 8.30am in the boat ramp car park at Avoca Dell. Drive to Murray Bridge. Cross the bridge to the eastern side of the river and take the fifth turning left into Mitchell Ave. After 3.35km turn left into Murray Drive. At the foot of hill turn right and you will see the car park ahead.  TRIP LEADER: Lynton Huxley

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  • Beyond water ponds, Hayborough

    Beyond water ponds, Hayborough Meet at 4pm at the Aquatic Centre Car Park on Waterport Road. Haybourgh (near Victor Harbor). Followed by a BYO BBQ near the Aquatic Centre afterwards for a Christmas celebration

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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…

Read more in our bird directory

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
    Unfortunately our end of year November Members Night General Meeting we were planning, has had to be cancelled due to the new Covid-19 restriction. We will now hope we can resume our monthly General Meetings in Jan 2021.

    So all the best for Xmas and have a happy New Year and we hope 2021 is a lot better than 2020!! Happy Birding!

  • NOW ONLINE: Horton, P., Blaylock, B. and Black, A. (2020). Annotated List of the Birds of South Australia. Fifth edition. Version 5.1.

  • 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.

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