Birding Kangaroo Island

Birding on Kangaroo Island is remarkably easy. Over 260 species of birds have been recorded and many are easily found.

There are shorebirds to watch against backdrops of magnificent coastal scenery, bush birds alongside amazing wildlife and Glossy-black Cockatoos and Little Penguins in some of the townships. There are hides at American River, Kingscote and Duck Lagoon and viewing platforms at a number of beaches and in KI's many conservation and national parks. From the ferry as you cross to and from the island, seabirds are usually visible and from May to October you might have the added bonus of spying a Southern Right Whale.

bird on branch


  • Twitchathon

    – the 2016 Kangaroo Island Twitchathon will be held over the weekend of October 15th/16th.  Registration information will be available closer to the event.

  • KI & Birdlife Australia

    – Birdlife KI is up and running.  Guest speaker at the May 11th meeting will be Peter Martin who will talk about his birding trip to Cape York.

  • My Patch

    – The next My Patch will be held on May 29th at Min-oil Road.

  • KI Shorebirds