The ABSA, in conjunction with researchers from Adelaide University presented a series of talks at Birdlife Australia’s renowned Gluepot Reserve on Saturday 14 March 2015.

The speakers were:

Duncan Mackenzie, Chair of the Gluepot Board of Management, who presented a very interesting talk on the history and management of the reserve;

Ass. Prof. David Paton talked about the devastating fire that swept through Ngarkat Conservation Park last year ,which among other things, wiped out the last South Australian population of Mallee Emu Wrens;

Rebecah Boulton talked about her research on the Black-eared Miner;

Andrew Barker presented a talk on his research on Southern Scrub-robins;

Tom Hunt spoke about his work on the bird communities of the Black Box region; and

Grace Hodder outlined her study on Diamond Firetails.

The talks were followed by the ABSA’s AGM and then a social gathering over a very enjoyable BBQ dinner.


On Sunday, some of us joined Wally Klau &  Keith Bellchambers for a spot of bird banding.  A Southern Scrub-robin was the highlight of the birds captured.