The Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary is “Park of the Month” for November. DEWNR, Friends of the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary (FAIBS) and Birds SA have been organising a range of events to enhance the community understanding of this important feeding ground for the migratory waders. The waders have recently returned from their breeding grounds as far away as the artic….

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The “Fledglings Group” is cordially invited to attend the Birds SA Member’s Night, on Friday 28 July. The evening will commence at 7:00pm with some warm food being served followed by several short presentations from various members on their birding experiences.    

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Nominations are now open for the 2017-2018 Birds SA Management Committee. We are particularly looking for someone to takeover the Treasurer’s role. There are also some General Committee Member positions that need to be filled.   Most existing members have intimated that they will re-nominate but please fill free to nominate yourself for any of the Committee positions.

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Freshwater from Lake Alexandrina was pumped into Tolderol Game reserve just before Christmas to help attract migratory birds and other wildlife. The pump, which was switched on during a public open day 22/12/2015, delivers 135L per second of environmental water to the artificial wetlands. The reserve is owned by DEWNR and the current on ground works and water management is…

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By Associate Professor David Paton, Peter Copley and Dr Leo Joseph Few people alive have a bird named after them. Lynn Pedler has two — the Flinders Ranges Chestnut-rumped Heathwren Calamanthus pyrrhopygia pedleri and the Gawler Ranges Short-tailed Amytornis merrotsyi pedleri. They bear his name in recognition of the fact that only someone with Lynn’s patience and extraordinary field skills was…

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By Associate Professor David Paton. An edited version of this opinion piece was published in the Advertiser 11th February 2016 One of the goals of the Murray Darling Basin Plan is to deliver a healthy Coorong. Five years into the implementation of this plan, the Coorong is still far from healthy, particularly for shorebirds. Instead, the shorebirds using the Coorong…

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