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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  • Paiwalla Wetlands (MM) 90km

    FIELD TRIP: Birds SA EXCURSION TERRAIN DIFFICULTY: Easy Meet at the Sunnyside Lookout at 8.30am. Take the Murray Bridge to Mannum Road on the Eastern side of the river from Murray Bridge. Stay on this road until just past the turnoff to Bowhill on the right. Take the next turning left to Sunnyside Lookout car park. TRIP LEADER: Lynton Huxley BIRD LIST: Paiwalla Wetlands (Click link here)

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  • ‘Anacotilla Springs’, Second Valley (MLR) 87km

    FIELD TRIP: Birds SA EXCURSION TERRAIN DIFFICULTY: Difficult 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 8.30am at the property gate which is on your left near a yellow 90km sign, a gravel area and some cattle yards. (NOTE: If you reach the entrance into Wirrina Cove Resort, Paradise Drive, you have gone about 700m too far!) TRIP LEADER: Lynton Huxley. BIRD LIST: None…

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Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Sightings of small groups of these magnificent birds became increasingly common in suburban and rural areas after they learnt to exploit the cones of exotic pines as a food source. Their distinctive flight silhouette with a large rounded head, deep leisurely wing beats, and echoing “whee-la” calls make them easy to recognise. Although regarded as “Vulnerable”, large flocks of up to 200 birds or more may nevertheless be regularly seen in winter in the Mount Lofty Ranges.   Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos feed on seeds and insect larvae. They have learnt…

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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.



    Birds SA has launched a documentary on coastal birds and off-road vehicles.

    Read press release (31/08/2021)


    Birds SA releases its Cats Management Policy


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