Welcome to Birds in Backyards
Birds in Backyards is a research, education and conservation program focusing 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.
Please note: Our online surveys are currently unavailable. We are aiming to have them back up and running soon.
- Its almost time for the first Aussie Backyard Bird Count. Just 20 mins is needed from October 20 to 26. Can we count you in?
- In Sydney on the 25th or 26th of October? Visit us at the Australasian Bird Fair.
- The first report from Bathing Birds is out. Download it here to see what we found out about the birds visiting bird baths right round Australia.
- Check out the comings and goings of our BowerbirdCAM. How many visitors can you see?
- If you are in a bush-fire prone area, check out our new fact sheet: Bird-friendly gardening in APZ's.
- The Powerful Owl project is looking for voluneers in Sydney and the Central Coast. Find out how to get involved.
- Check out our new videos on BIBY TV. Watch Eastern Spinebills, Superb and Variegated Fairy-wrens, Tawny Frogmouths and more...
About BirdLife Australia
BirdLife Australia is dedicated to achieving outstanding conservation results for our native birds and their habitats. With our specialised knowledge and the commitment of an Australia-wide network of members, volunteers and supporters, we are creating a bright future for Australia’s birds.
Check out our new website at birdlife.org.au.
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- Backyard Bird
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