August General Meeting (Combined Birdlife SE and Birds SA Meeting & Outings) Mt. Gambier

TITLE: Australasian Bitterns SPEAKER(S):  Bob Green LOCATION: Mount Gambier Meeting: 4:30 pm Saturday, dinner and meeting at the Mount Gambier  RSL Field Outings: Friday, 25th - At 4:00 pm meet at Mount Gambier RSL for drinks and dinner. Saturday, 26th  - Picks Swamp (target bird species are bitterns, brolgas and Magpie Geese) Sunday 27th - Nangwarry Forest (target species Red-tailed Black Cockatoo) REGISTRATION Please register your attendance so we can plan the venue: LOGIN to your Member Jungle account and Go to the My Events tab in your member area. ...

Talbot Reserve, Rockleigh & Bushland Conservation Park (MLA) 74 km

FIELD TRIP: Birds SA EXCURSION TERRAIN DIFFICULTY: Easy - Moderate Meet at 8.30 am at Talbot Reserve. Follow the SE Freeway and take the exit north towards Monarto. Cross Old Princes Hwy and follow Schenscher Rd for 5 km. Fork right into Pallamana Rd, then left onto Reedy Creek Rd. Continue to the junction with Blackheath Road. Turn left onto Blackheath Road and travel about 2.5 km to Talbot Reserve. This is only a small area so the plan is to move onto Bushland Conservation to complete the morning’s birding....

Pangarinda Botanic Garden 107 km

FIELD TRIP: Fleurieu Birders EXCURSION TERRAIN DIFFICULTY: Easy Meet at 8.30 am at the entrance on Pangarinda Drive, Wellington East. TRIP LEADER: Wendy Phillips BIRD LIST: Not published

Scott Creek Conservation Park (MLR) 28km

FIELD TRIP: Birds SA EXCURSION TERRAIN DIFFICULTY: Moderate Meet at 8:30am at Gste 20 located on Frith Road which runs off  Dorset Vale Road, Cheery Gardens. This area of the park was not affected by the fire early last year. TRIP LEADER: Jim Spiker BIRD LIST: Scott Creek CP Bird list

Wirrabara Forest Reserve

FIELD TRIP: Port Augusta Bird Group (The Babblers) EXCURSION TERRAIN DIFFICULTY: Moderate Meet at 8.30 am at Wirrabara pub. TRIP LEADER: Bernie Haase BIRD LIST: Not published

Belair National Park (MLR) 13km

FIELD TRIP: Birds SA EXCURSION TERRAIN DIFFICULTY: Moderate Meet at the car park inside the main gate off Upper Sturt Road, Belair at 8.30am. Note: Car parking spaces are limited so an alternative may be to park at the golf club and walk through to the meeting spot. TRIP LEADER: Lynton Huxley BIRD LIST: Belair NP Bird list

Kinchina Conservation Park (MLA) 69 km

FIELD TRIP: Birds SA EXCURSION TERRAIN DIFFICULTY: Easy Meet at 8.30 am at the Cypress Hill Trail car park at the junction of Maurice Road and the main railway line to Melbourne. To get there from Adelaide, follow the SE Freeway and take the exit north towards Monarto. Follow Ferries McDonald Road, turn right onto Old Princes Highway, and then take Maurice Road on your left. The car park about 2.5 km along this road TRIP LEADER: Ali Ben Kahn BIRD LIST: Click here    

September General Meeting

TITLE: Tracking the movements of juvenile Square-tailed Kites SPEAKER(S):  Jason van Weenen LOCATION: Lecture Room 101/102, Charles Hawker Building, The University of Adelaide - Waite Campus, Urrbrae

LONG WEEKEND CAMPOUT – Hallelujah Hills 140 km

CAMPOUT: Birds SA EXCURSION TERRAIN DIFFICULTY: Easy-Moderate Please note: Our campground access will be from Friday morning 29 September until Tuesday afternoon 3 October. Hallelujah Hills is one of two Heritage Agreement properties owned by Worlds End Conservation Pty Ltd between Roberstown and Burra in the Mid North. We have been granted access through AliBen Kahn, a member of Worlds End Conservation Pty Ltd. To get there from Robertstown, head north (towards Burra) on Worlds End Highway for approximately 12 km. Turn left into Gregurke Road, a dirt road on...