Welcome The Waders – FAIBS Activity

Friends of Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary

The migratory birds are arriving! Welcome the Waders and have a look at them through powerful scopes when Friends of the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary (FAIBS) hold their next activity on Sunday 20th October at Thompson Beach, 8.30 to 12.30pm.

These new arrivals are slim and ravenous after their journey to our shores from their breeding grounds in the northern hemisphere tundra areas – no wonder after flying some 10-12,000 km to get here!

By next March their well-fed tummies will be down to their knees prior to their lumbering take-off for their trip back to Siberia and Alaska to produce the next generation of chicks.

On October 20, FAIBS guides will help you identify key characteristics of these amazing birds, seasonal inhabitants of our very own beaches, so come along and put ‘face to beak’ through FAIBS’ scopes.

BYO binoculars if you have them.

DATE: Sunday, 20th October, 2019

TIME: 8:30am to 12:30 pm

VENUE: Thompson Beach Coastal Environments

Meet at “The Shed“, just near the end of Ruskin Road, at 8:30 am

PLEASE BRING: Your snacks, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, raincoat, insect repellent, closed-toe shoes, camera and binoculars.

FAIBS now have three powerful spotting scopes, but please also bring your own if you have one.

For further information regarding the event, contact FAIBS via faibssa@gmail.com. For more information on Friends of the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary, visit the FAIBS Facebook page.