Welcome to Birds in Backyards

Birds in Backyards is a research, education and conservation program of BirdLife Australia focused on the birds that live where people live. Get involved by becoming a member and taking part in our online surveys. Learn how you can create bird-friendly spaces in your garden and local community. Find out more about Australian birds and their habitats.

Latest updates

Birds in Backyards is now using the BirdLife Australia login system. Click here to find out more.

The Birds in Backyards surveys are now available on Birdata. Click here to read more about the survey.

What's New

The leaves turn brown, the sun is low. Get out and survey - GO GO GO

Up to one billion birds strike glass in North America each year, and millions more hit windows each year around the globe, including across Australia. This is an enormous and heart-breaking number. But with your help, we can learn more about where and why it's happening, and work together to prevent one of the highest causes of bird injury and mortality.

The lack of regulation around drones has caused the death of countless and precious birds, writes Dr Peter Fisher.

It’s that time of the year again where the cold weather slowly starts to creep up on us, where the social events die down & the enthusiasm of getting out of bed drops dramatically as its so much warmer under the covers than outside.

Where? Where? Wedgie! is NatureTrackers first long-term project, to monitor Tasmanian birds of prey.  We focus on wedge-tailed eagles, but we cover all birds of prey as well as white cockatoos and corellas.


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