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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What's Happening

  • Manning Flora & Fauna Reserve, McLaren Flat (MLR) 32 km

    FIELD TRIP: Birds SA EXCURSION TERRAIN DIFFICULTY: Easy Meet at 8.30am at the Manning Reserve track entrance located off Kays Road about 500 metres from the junction with Whitings Road. TRIP LEADER: Clive Paling BIRD LIST: Manning Fauna & Flora Reserve

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  • June General Meeting

    TITLE: Hiding in ‘plain’ sight: uncovering the secret life of Plains-wanderers in South Australia SPEAKER: Saskia Gerhardy LOCATION: Lecture Room 101/102, Charles Hawker Building, The University of Adelaide – Waite Campus, Urrbrae

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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.

Announcements

  • NEW DOCUMENTARY

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

    Read press release (31/08/2021)

  • MANAGING CATS TO STOP WILDLIFE KILLS

    Birds SA releases its Cats Management Policy

  • BIRDS SA MERCHANDISE

    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.