Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park – Winaityinaityi Pangkara will be closed to visitors from 6pm Thursday 22 February until 5pm Tuesday 27 February 2024 while pest animal control is undertaken in the area. Details
Buckland Park section (south of Port Gawler Road) will be closed from 5am - 12pm every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and from 4pm - 12am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thu from 1 July 2023 to 30 September 2024. Open at other times. Details
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The Bird Sanctuary encompasses over 60km of coastline north of Adelaide, adjacent to Gulf St Vincent, Adelaide’s northern suburbs and spans across four local council areas. Within the bird sanctuary sits the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park — Winaityinaityi Pangkara. Winaityinaityi Pangkara means ‘a country for all birds and the country that surrounds these birds’ in the language of the Kaurna people.
The Bird Sanctuary sits right at the southern end of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway (EAAF) and is one of the key feeding and roosting sites for migratory birds who use the flyway each year. Birds fly from as far as Siberia and Alaska, passing through 22 countries. The area acts as a crucial habitat on this migratory route which is used by more than 5 million birds a year, 27,000 of which call Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary home.
Whilst being one of Adelaide’s longest continuous conservation areas, the Bird Sanctuary is home to 263 unique fauna and flora species. In particular, the Bird Sanctuary helps protect resident and migratory shorebirds, including threatened species such as Curlew sandpiper, Ruddy turnstone, Red knot and Eastern Curlew as well productive mangroves, marine and coastal assets, river systems and many significant terrestrial species and ecological communities.
- Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park Winaityinaityi Pangkara
- Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park Winaityinaityi Pangkara — Middle Portion
- Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park Winaityinaityi Pangkara — Northern Portion
- Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park Winaityinaityi Pangkara — Southern Portion