Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park – Winaityinaityi Pangkara – is the National Parks SA Park of the Month for November 2017.
Adelaide Shorebirds Festival is celebrating this Park of the Month throughout November.
There’s lots of activities like kayaking, snorkelling and river cruises, and you can also see some of the birds on some of the walking trails in the park.
Below we’ve outlined 5 walks and trails to see some of the shorebirds and experience the unique coastal habitats.
Walking Trails to see Shorebirds
Third Creek Trail, Samphire Coast Shorebird Trails, Thompson Beach
3.4km, 1 hour
The Third Creek Trail is one of the Samphire Coast Shorebird Trails at Thompson Beach. Follow the trail to learn about the lives of shorebirds and the samphire smorgasboard. Look for up to 40 species of shorebirds and waterbirds.
The trail has recently been upgraded with new signage and new compacted gravel. The upgraded section is a 900m loop from the trailhead, and the remaining trail is easily walked to Third Creek.
The Third Creek Trail starts from the southern end of the Esplanade. Brochures and maps are often available at the Third Creek Trail trailhead, or you can download the brochure.
There is a free Ranger Guided Walk along this trail on Thursday 16 November.