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

Put on a sun hat, slap on the sunscreen and hydrate yourselves because it's time to take part in our Birds in Backyards Summer Survey 2019!

Want to do a Birds in Backyards survey but don't quite know where to start?

Join us for a free 1 hour webinar and learn:

Birds in Schools is an environmental education project designed to engage Years 5 and 6 students in citizen science through monitoring birds. We have a series of 2 modules available for free to teach teachers and students how to monitor birds (our Pardalote package).

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.

With the recent passing of Dr Clive Minton the world has lost one of the most influential and significant amateur ornithologists who helped transform the field of birdwatching (or “twitching” as it is commonly known in the UK) to a serious scientific discipline that has contributed seminal data to our understanding of the planet’s changing climate.

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