About

FRIENDS OF ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL BIRD SANCTUARY

Affectionately known as FAIBS our group has been operating since 2015. We were established by a group of enthusiastic people who wanted to make a difference to our environment and specifically within the 60 kilometres of coastline running from Barker Inlet to Parham, which makes up the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary. The Sanctuary coastline and inland habitat is a terminal feeding and roosting ground utilised by over 20,000 migratory shorebirds each year as they return over 12,000 km from their northern breeding grounds in Alaska and the Russian Tundra. Within the Sanctuary is the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park – Winaityinaityi Pangkara (Kaurna language meaning ‘Country belonging to all birds’) covering 50km of coastline and 14,633 hectares.

Our group holds an activity day once a month within the Sanctuary, generally on the third or fourth Sunday.  Activities have included rubbish removal, trail maintenance, revegetation, plant and bird identification and monitoring.

Going forward our group is keen to undertake project work within the Sanctuary to protect the habitat of resident and migratory shorebirds and the various flora and fauna of the region some of which are of international and national significance.  We are actively applying for grants to assist us in our future endeavours.

FAIBS looks forward to welcoming new members to our group.

Membership for individuals or families is $10 per annum.

Enquiries can be made by emailing faibssa@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you in the Sanctuary soon!