A country for all birds

“God loved birds and invented trees. Man loved birds and invented cages…”

Jacques Deval

Winaityinatyi Pangkara in the language of the Kaurna people means a “country for all birds”. It is also the Kaurna name for the land containing the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary. This area sits at the southern end of the East Asian Australasian Flyway (EAAF), and is a key feeding and roosting site for birds migrating south from Siberia and Alaska. These birds pass through 22 countries each year, with over 5 million travelling the EAAF annually. Key species are the Curlew Sandpiper, the Ruddy Turnstone, the Red Knot and the Eastern Curlew. The sanctuary encompasses 60 km of coastline north of Adelaide, adjacent to Gulf St Vincent. It is an important spot for birds and wives who like to photograph them. #longwaytofly #letsmakelemonade

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