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. 

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BIBY TV features beautiful bird videos, some great planting tips from Angus Stone (Gardening Australia) and general information on the Birds in Backyards program. Plus soon we'll be featuring fun instructional videos for our new backyard bird surveys on Birdata.

GroNATIVE gives residents in South East Queensland an exciting opportunity to create truly beautiful gardens that are good for them and good for biodiversity. Created by ecologists, this tool has been designed specifically to enhance the ability for backyards to contribute to conservation - setting it apart from previous horticultural aids.

Silvereyes are a small bird, 13 centimetres long and weighing only 10 grams. They are sometimes called White-eyes due to a conspicuous ring of white feathers around the eye.

They have a grey back and olive-green head and wings, whitish under tail and chestnut flanks.

It's a true story, based on love, obsession and sometimes madness. Thankfully, the authors (and their publishers) managed to avoid murdering each other along the way. But after nearly a decade in the making, The Australian Bird Guide finally hits bookstores on Monday.

We’re making this small change to deliver exciting new updates to the program this year. It will improve your Birds in Backyards experience and, by being better integrated into the BirdLife Australia family, it will streamline things so we can focus our attention on the birds in your backyard.

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