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Emerge from the chilly winter months, spruce up your feathers and head out into that glorious spring sun to take part in our Birds in Backyards Spring Survey.

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.

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.

The sulphur-crested cockatoo has recently attracted international attention — and its own moniker — the "jerk bird".

It's all thanks to its bin-day behaviour: one cockie stands to the side of a bin, lifts the lid then inches along the side of the bin, holding the lid in its beak or foot until it's finally able to flip the lid back.

We are constantly looking at ways Birdata can be improved – how to make it easier for you to record, store and explore our bird life, and how to best collect the information needed to protect our native birds and their habitats.

Birds in Backyards winter survey results tell us the Australia’s birding community won’t let a bit of cold weather get in the way of their commitment to Australia’s birds!

The tell tale signs of spring are starting to show, the sun is getting warmer, the days are sightly longer, wattle trees as well as the hardenbergias are in bloom & I have also noticed the activity is heating up in the garden.  

This year, Birds in Schools is being delivered as a BirdLife staff-supported program in Melbourne for the first time.

The Brisbane Powerful Owl project is steaming ahead through 2019, with over 400 participants signed up for the coming year. Close to 1000 enthusiastic owl supporters have attended the 11 workshops and talks hosted across Brisbane and beyond, the most recent held at The Bower in Dutton Park, Brisbane.

Hello fellow bird lovers! My name is Carly Martin and I am a PhD Candidate at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, Queensland. In my PhD project I am analysing data collected by citizen scientists to investigate how urban sprawl is affecting birds.

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