What we do

Birds SA was established in 1899 to pursue the following aims:

  • To promote the conservation of Australian birds and their habitats.
  • To encourage interest in, and develop knowledge of the birds of South Australia.
  • To record the results of research in regard to all aspects of bird life.
  • To maintain a public fund called the “Birds SA Conservation Fund” for the specific purpose of supporting the Association’s environmental objectives.

Membership is open to both serious and casual bird watchers, and any age is welcomed.

Donations to the Conservation Fund are tax deductible.

Monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday of every month, except December, in the Charles Hawker Building, Waite Campus of The University of Adelaide , Waite Road, Glen Osmond on the ground floor in Lecture Room 101-102. Meetings start at 7.30 pm. 

Field trips are held monthly on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and visitors are welcomed to come along. Two campouts are held each year, one over the Easter holiday break and the other at the
October long weekend.

The Association has an extensive library containing books, journals, videos and tape recordings.