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The last few days, weeks and months have seen such utter devastation across huge areas of Australia. Even if you are not directly affected, the fear can be paralysing. We all want to do something, so we’ve compiled a few ways to help birds in the immediate aftermath of these fires and also looking into the future.

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!

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.

Due to the popularity of our free Birdata webinar this evening (28th Jan 2020), we have now scheduled one for the 29th January 2020 at 7pm (AEDST)!

Join us for a free 1 hour webinar and learn:

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.

Spring 2019 Survey Results

Our spring survey results highlight just how busy Australia’s backyards have been! We can never thank you enough for the effort that you put in to collecting this data, taking part in these surveys and for your engagement with your local wildlife. Without your help, our jobs would be tremendously harder!

How to encourage insectivores and granivores this summer


It’s been awhile so we thought it would be a good time to update you all on our Bird Strike Project and what we have been up to.

Good day to you all and seasons greetings!

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