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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  • Scott Creek Conservation Park (Difficult) 

    Scott Creek Conservation Park (Difficult)  Meet at 8.30 am at the Almanda Mine Site car park area on Dorset Vale Road. Take the SE Freeway and leave it at the Stirling exit.  At the roundabout, turn right into Longwood Avenue.  After approx. 2.5 to 3 km turn right towards Cherry Gardens, turning left into Dorset Vale Road approx. 2 km before reaching Cherry Gardens.  TRIP LEADER:  Lynton Huxley

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  • ‘Anacotilla Springs’, Second Valley (Difficult)   

    ‘Anacotilla Springs’, Second Valley (Difficult)    Meet at 8:30 am . This is a private bushland property which enjoys the permanent flow of the Anacotilla River.  To get there take the Southern Expressway and Main South Road through Normanville towards Wirrina Cove Resort. Meet at the property gate which is on your left near a yellow 90 km sign, a gravel area and some cattle yards. (NOTE: If you reach the entrance into Wirrina Cove Resort, Paradise Drive, you have gone about 700 m too far!)  TRIP LEADER: Lynton Huxley 

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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.