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

Begun in 1998, Birds in Backyards is celebrating its 20th year as a national citizen science program. Now that’s something to get excited about! Learn, participate, and create with us this year.

Australian magpies can understand what other birds are saying to each other, a new study has found.

Central Tablelands Local Land Services and Birdlife Australia are inviting locals to come along to a free workshop to learn how to identify birds native to the Cowra region on April 24.

Find out more at the website of the Cowra Guardian.

An inspiring young schoolgirl becomes a published author by providing a rare insight into the rich birdlife of her Arnhem Land hometown.

Read more at the Radio Australia website.

BirdLife Australia is calling for stronger nature laws that genuinely protect our wonderful birds and their precious habitats.

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