Historic Affiliation in the wings

Birds SA — Australia’s oldest bird organisation, formed in 1899 — is currently moving along the path to becoming the newest affiliate of BirdLife Australia.

Symbolic of our common bonds, the respective Presidents of the two organisations — John Gitsham, of Birds SA, and John Barkla, of BirdLife Australia — were spotted out birdwatching together at various birding hotspots in the Adelaide Hills recently prior to meeting together with the Birds SA Committee to discuss affiliation.

Birds SA and BirdLife Australia share common values and both have our native birds at heart. Hundreds of South Australians are members of both Birds SA and BirdLife Australia and already participate in BirdLife Australia projects based in South Australia. 
We look forward to working in collaboration with Birds SA’s volunteer members and committee to further bird and bird habitat conservation in South Australia. Birds SA will be joining our national network of 32 voluntary branches and 16 other groups and organisations which have chosen to become part of the wider BirdLife Australia network, as affiliated organisations all sharing common aims, and working side by side to promote the appreciation and conservation of Australia’s native birds.

Watch this space for further Birds SA news

Image: President Birds SA - John Gitsham and BirdLife President John Barkla.