Birds in the City
Discover the importance of birds in the City of Adelaide with fun, free bird-themed activities and learning tools for kids these school holidays.
In partnership with the Nature Festival, discover the amazing birds that live in the Park Lands, step into another world through an augmented reality experience, meet the artist behind the Rundle Mall Pigeon and pick up your free Bird Adventure booklet! There’s lots to see, do and learn about the biodiversity in our city these school holidays!
A Bird Adventure Booklet
Awaken your inner ornithologist and learn about the wonderful birds that live in the city! This gorgeous Bird Booklet celebrates some of the amazing birds that call the city home through engaging information and activities for children. It’s also brimming with over 25 Kaurna words to learn!
Collect the booklet at Birds in the City events or download your copy here
Saturday 25 September – Monday 4 October 2021
Bird Rambles – Birds SA
Discover the remarkable variety of birds that occur in the Adelaide Park Lands during this easy walk.
Saturday 25 & Tuesday 28 September, 9:30am & 11:30am | G S Kingston Park / Wirrarninthi (Park 23), West Terrace, Adelaide
If you are walking around the city of Adelaide keep an eye out for the Bird Tags!
Scattered across the city, the Bird Tags are an exciting way to discover and learn more about Birds in the City. See how many Bird Tags you can find and use the QR code to learn how to identify these bird species, listen to their calls and learn about their habitat as you travel throughout our city on this self-guided walk.
Saturday 25 September – Monday 4 October 2021
Rundle Mall Pigeon Workshop
The City of Adelaide invites you to join artist Paul Sloan, the creator behind the iconic work of art ‘Pigeon’, for a drawing workshop in the middle of the city. During the Pigeon workshop you will hear about why Paul chose pigeons to be the subject of his sculpture and explore the world of pigeons by learning drawing skills.
This workshop is aimed at children between the ages of 8-14. There will be two 45-minute workshops, the first at 10.30am and second at 11.30 am. Meet in at the Pigeon sculpture at the corner of Gawler place and Rundle Mall.
Wednesday 29 September, 10:30am & 11:30am | 59 Rundle Mall, Adelaide CBD
Karrawirra Pari Immersive Experience
Experience the journey and stories, see, and hear nature as it used to be, learn more about the heritage, culture and history of Karrawirra Pari. Enjoy, bird calls, songs and visual features sharing aspects of this important waterway through time, across cultures and as its natural features evolves with the modern urban city of today.
Experience all this using augmented reality, where your mobile device becomes a lens into another world. Find the Karrawirra Pari immersive experience symbol on one of the five locations surrounding Tarntanya Wama (Elder Park) and activate the digital immersive experience. Download the app and check the map where all the other locations are located.
Saturday 25 September – Monday 4 October 2021 | Pinky flat Adelaide
Bird Collage Creations
Come and imagine an Australia you may not know in a bird-making workshop with the author and illustrator of ‘What’s Out There?’ Nicole Stewart.
Listen to a story of Australia’s incredible past and imagine the birds that once lived here – and then create a bird of your own imagining. Using all sorts of collage material make, your own piece of bird art to take home.
Saturday 25 September – Monday 4 October 2021, registration from 10:30am | Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide
Bird’s Eye View Photography Workshops
Discover the science and creativity of nature photography with professional wildlife photographer and Nature Photographer of the Year 2021 finalist Craig Greer who will take you under-his-wing to learn some tips and tricks for photographing our fine feathered friends, the noble pigeon!
This hands-on workshop includes a FREE guided tour of the Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition, followed by a guided photography session with Craig on the Museum’s front lawns.
Monday 27 & Thursday 30 September, 10.30am – 12noon (ages 5-9 years) and 1.00pm-2.30pm (ages 10-14 years) | South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide
Birds in art sketch tour with Paul Sloan
Engage your creative mind on a sketch tour with artist Paul Sloan, the creator behind Rundle Malls ‘Pigeon’. Sloan will share his exploration of themes connected with birds, navigation, history and the natural world. While exploring works in the collection create your own bird inspired drawing during this insightful tour.
Friday 1 October, 6:00 & 7:30pm | Art Gallery of South Australia, North terrace, Adelaide
For more information and all enquiries please visit the City of Adelaide website
What: Birds in the City of Adelaide
When: Saturday 25 September – Monday 4 October 2021
Where: Various locations around the City of Adelaide
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
Image Source: supplied; City of Adelaide website
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