Birds of Arkaroola and the Northern Flinders Ranges
The Friends of Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park in July 2022 were successful in obtaining a grant through the SAAL Grassroots Grants Program to produce and print 5000 copies of a bird identification brochure depicting photographs of the birds of the Northern Flinders Ranges. Copies of the brochure have been printed and will be available from convenient distribution points in the northern Flinders Ranges of South Australia.
Members Chris Kirby, Jan Hutchinson, Georgia Darter and Garry Trethewey have been busy walking the Vulkathunha National Park and pointing their camera lenses at the local birds to capture original photographs. Chris (the author/compiler), Nicki de Preu and Barbara Godfrey (bird knowledge and proof readers), Janet Stone (the Graphic Designer) along with Martin Caon have been busy preparing this spectacularly visual document. It may be viewed and downloaded from our website here: B-brochure
The double sided A3-size, folded into DL-sized, bird identification brochure features excellent individual photographs of 59 bird species, along with their common and Adnyamathanha names, with check boxes to tick off as each bird is sighted. An informative description accompanies each photograph. Where possible, the birds are grouped into categories, such as “Habitat”: e.g. Creeks, Plains; or “Behaviour”: Honeyeaters, Raptors/scavengers. The brochures will be placed at convenient collection points throughout the Northern Flinders such as the Leigh Creek Library, the Copley Bakery, Iga Warta and the National Park Headquarters at Balcanoona. In addition, the management of Arkaroola has agreed to fund the printing of a further 5,000 copies to be distributed from Arkaroola village.