Birds of Burra Gorge, South Australia

Galah at Burra Gorge, mid north of South Australia

Burra Gorge in the mid north of South Australia is an interesting location for birding. This gorge marks the boundary between the hills further west and the dry plains to the east. It is therefore a transitional zone between the birds of the wetter parts to the west, especially around the Clare Valley about 40km away, and flora and fauna of the saltbush plains immediately to the east.

On my most recent visit last spring, the bird life was not very prominent because it was midday on a rather warm day. It would be good to camp here for several days because I believe I’d get quite a good list of birds, especially first thing in the morning. Several Galahs looked like they were preparing to breed because they were investigating hollows in some of the trees in the picnic ground.

Nearby an Australian Magpie was already sitting on a nest and others were feeding recently fledged young begging to be fed.

Magpie on nest at Burra Gorge, mid north of South Australia

Burra Gorge, mid north of South Australia

Burra Gorge, mid north of South Australia

 

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