Adelaide Shorebirds Festival - Park of the month November 2017

Date posted: 31 August 2017

To celebrate the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park - Winaityinaityi Pangkara being Park of the Month for November, the Adelaide Shorebirds Festival will be held throughout the month at various locations within the park.

What's on

Port River cruise - Adelaide Shorebirds Festival

Date: Sunday 19 November                                     

Join park rangers on a family cruise to the northern end of Bird Island and Outer Harbour. During the trip you will gain insight into this unique area with staff sharing their wealth of knowledge of the birdlife and coastal habitat.

Port Gawler snorkel - Adelaide Shorebirds Festival

Date: Saturday 11 November and Sunday 26 November

Join snorkel leaders from Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries, park rangers and local Gawler River enthusiasts for an incredible guided snorkel through the magical world of the Port Gawler River mangrove forest within the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park.

  • SOLD OUT

Bird Island sea kayaking - Adelaide Shorebirds Festival

Date: Saturday 11 November

Join Adventure Kayaking SA and park rangers on a stunning kayak adventure. Leaving St Kilda we will head towards the Outer Harbour and Bird Island to explore this unique environment. Home to numerous bird species, aquatic animals, seals, sea lions and the Port River dolphins.

  • SOLD OUT

Shorebird intro session - Adelaide Shorebirds Festival

Date: Saturday 11 November

Join Birdlife Australia and learn more about the amazing migratory birds which live in the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary. Join us at one of the premier, natural shorebird sites in the state. Learn how to pick a Greenshank from a Marsh Sandpiper and what’s not a Knot.

What bird is that? - Adelaide Shorebirds Festival

Date: Sunday 12 November

Experienced ornithologists will help you develop your bird watching skills and obtain the most enjoyment and appreciation for bird watching. You will learn about some of the special adaptations and features to help identify birds and gain an insight into why the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary is important for birds.

Mangrove creeks of Barker Inlet sea kayaking - Adelaide Shorebirds Festival

Date: Sunday 12 November

Join Adventure Kayaking SA and park rangers on a stunning kayak adventure exploring the mangrove creeks and sand flats of the Barker Inlet. You will feel like you are in a remote jungle! You will be guided through the many interlinked mangrove creeks that weave around these the magnificent trees. We may even see some of the Port River Dolphins and migratory birds along the way.

  • SOLD OUT

Conserving shorebirds, indentification and citizen science- Adelaide Shorebirds Festival

Date: Sunday 12 November

This Birdlife Australia workshop will involve a field component timed with the outgoing tide to maximise shorebird viewing and a chance to practice your shorebird ID skills. Following this there will be an indoor session to learn more tips and tricks for ID. 

  • Call or email to reserve your spot. 
    Phone: 0435544939
    Email: aleisa.lamanna@birdlife.org.au

Ranger guided walk - Adelaide Shorebirds Festival

Date: Thursday 16 November

Come for a free ranger guided walk to hear how the samphire-covered (native succulent) tidal mudflats, mangrove stands and seagrass beds are used by the migratory birds that arrive here every year. Starting at Webb Beach we will walk towards Barker Creek with the trail weaving between coastal habitat and inland salt pans (apprx. 4km).

What bird is that? - Adelaide Shorebirds Festival

Date: Saturday 18 November

Experienced ornithologists will help you develop your bird watching skills and obtain the most enjoyment and appreciation for bird watching. You will learn about some of the special adaptations and features to help identify birds and gain an insight into why the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary is important for birds.

Discovery Circle Bioblitz at St Kilda

Date: Saturday 27 November

Join in the fun at this free family event and discover the life of St Kilda and the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary.  There will be organised walks, talks and kids activities, plus bus trips into the Bird Sanctuary. 

Film night - Adelaide Shorebirds Festival

Date: Thursday 30 November

Come and enjoy a movie with the family at the Marine Discovery Centre at Henley Beach, all for a good cause.