Welcome to the AOC website. Meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of each month, except December and January, and outings on the following Sunday. For more detail please visit the Meetings and Outings pages. In addition, you can contribute to the Bulletin Board with greetings, news or sightings, and you can still send Paul (email@example.com) your bird sightings.
Excellent news: eBird has now posted a link to a website with etymologies of scientific names for birds: https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/key-to-scientific-names/search
The club welcomes new members. To contact us, please email the Secretary, Paul Lloyd (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are visiting the Adelaide area please don't hesitate to ask us about birding sites. Just email Paul.
In the meantime you might like to explore Cornell's library of world birds:
or explore the growing library of bird families of the world on the AOC site by clicking here.
Rockjumper birding tours have made available a series of webinars. You might like to try them out: https://www.rockjumperbirding.com/webinars/
The AOC was formed in 1960 to promote the study of birds. The pattern established in the early years and still maintained is that the club has an evening meeting and a Sunday outing each month except for December and January. Meetings typically include an address on a subject of relevance to ornithology, a section called bird notes devoted to recent sightings of interest, and "bird of the month", a section presented by a club member and offering a brief view of a particular bird species or bird family. Sunday outings visit local bird watching spots for identification in the field. Once a year there is a Spring Excursion for a week to an area further afield. These excursions are usually held in September or October. Each year the club produces a magazine entitled "Bird Talk" with summaries of the outings and other articles about birds.