Birds of St Peter's Billabong, with our Bird Lover in Residence
Join Hugh Possingham, the Nature Festival's Bird Lover in Residence,
as he explores the birds that call the Adelaide plains home.
People are bird watching more than ever before and it's not hard to see why. Birds are beautiful, fascinating and found even in the very heart of our cities including our own backyards. For many people, birds are an important part of the nature of their home.
Just three km from Adelaide's CBD and adjacent the River Torrens, St Peter's Billabong is a local treasure that attracts a wide variety of birdlife both on water and amongst the trees.
This bird watch and walk is suitable for beginners and bird enthusiasts alike.
While we will be following paths, be prepared to walk on some
patches of uneven ground and around tripping hazards. Please wear
weather appropriate clothing including a hat, suitable walking shoes and
bring a water bottle. Binoculars are encouraged but not essential.
This event is suitable for children 10+.
Meet at the car park on River Street, St Peters, adjacent to Tenth Avenue ready for a 10 am start.
About Hugh, our Bird Lover in Residence
Professor Hugh Possingham has held many significant roles for
academic and research institutions, conservation organisations, advisory
boards and government; he most recently held the position of Queensland
Chief Scientist. He is a professor of mathematics and zoology and has
won awards in both fields. Hugh is a member of the Australian Wentworth
Group of Concerned Scientists and has published over 650 peer-reviewed
he really loves to do though, is watch and talk about birds, which he
does at every opportunity. He was raised in Adelaide and is a frequent
visitor. We are thrilled that he has joined the Nature Festival in
2023 to share his passion and knowledge for our local feathered friends.
Image credit: VJ Russell