The Adelaide Shorebird & Dolphin Festival kicks off today and runs to the end of the month. As part of the Festival, there will be a couple of interesting events at Thompson Beach.
Ranger Guided Sunset Walk
Wednesday 13 November, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join rangers on a guided sunset walk over 4km of flat surface and beach from Thompson Beach heading south to Third Creek. You’ll learn about the crucial role the samphire tidal mudflats, mangrove stands and seagrass beds play in supporting migratory birds that arrive in Thompson each year. Further information here and ticket bookings here. Registration is free but essential.
Sunday 17 November, 8:30 am – 11:00 am
If you’ve always wanted to find out more about the migratory birds that Thompson Beach hosts, this informative workshop hosted by Birdlife Australia will be of interest. You’ll be able to view birds through the powerful scopes set up on the beach and learn about the various species. The bird-spotting will be followed by an informative presentation. Morning tea will be provided, as will a free shorebird identification guide.
There’s lots more going on during the Festival in different parts of the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park- Winaityinaityi Pangkara. Find out more here.