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: Thursday 18th July: Tangari Regional Park Woodcroft

    Thursday 18 July: Tangari Regional Park Woodcroft (Moderate) (MM) 23 km.  Meet in the car park on Pine Road at 8.30am. This reserve at Woodcroft is bounded by Reynell Road, Pine Road, Pimpala Road and partially by Riddoch Crescent/Chappell Hill Road/Nyrang Circuit. Public transport is available on Bus Route 600 or 601 (M-F only) Marion Centre Interchange to Old Reynella Interchange and alight at Stop 64 on Reynell Road. From Adelaide catch the Belair train to Blackwood and connect with the bus there. TRIP LEADER: Lynton Huxley

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  • Birds SA General Meeting: Members Night – 5 members speaking

    “Members Nights” allow Birds SA members to present short talks on all thing birds! The Birds SA members giving 10-15min presentations are: Stephen Ramm on the Cape Jaffa Gannet breeding colony which was saved from destruction some years ago.  Lou Jayleigh will give an account of a trip to Singapore. Members may recall her delightful talk on a trip to Bali.. Davide Gaglio will speak on Bird Photography as a tool for science. Many of us bird photographers now!  Peter Martin will talk on Lord Howe Island. Greg and Judy…

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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: Orders are managed by the supplier; Birds SA does not carry or handle the stock.



    Note: If you find an injured or sick bird please contact:


     24 HR HOTLINE

    (08) 8289 0896

     or your local Vet.

    Important Notice: There is no birding access to Dry Creek or Price Salt fields until further notice.

  • NEW

    Maps showing the distribution of South Australian Passerines are now available.

Australasian Bittern

Bitterns are secretive and superbly camouflaged, and so often remain undetected in their preferred habitat of reeds and rushes. They give themselves away, though, by deep, resonant booms uttered two or three times at 1-2 second intervals. Australasian Bitterns are rare and rated as ENDANGERED in Australia. Australian Bitterns prey on a wide variety of aquatic animals – fish, crayfish, amphibians (particularly frogs), crustaceans, snails, insects and other arthropods, small mammals (rats and mice) and even birds such as silvereyes (Zosterops). They forage by standing still, or quietly stalking, and…

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