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

BirdLife Australia has recently upgraded our database systems. To use Birdata you will need to reset your Birdata user details (with an email address as your username). If you use our Birds in Backyards forums, you should still be able to log in using your current log in. Please contact support@birdlife.org.au if you have any problems.

Check out the new instructions for our Birds in Backyards surveys. For the web portal and app.

 

What's New

BirdLife is now taking expressions of interest for our Birds in Schools program for Terms 3 and 4! This program is open to schools across Australia. Learn about and help your local birds with support from BirdLife!

Birds in Backyards Surveys - How do I take part?

BirdLife is taking expressions of interest from participants for the second round of this exciting project! Participants will have access to BirdLife’s free, online self-guided course to gain the skills and knowledge to take action to make a real impact on the conservation of this iconic species. 

Autumn is a wonderful time of year for birding. It’s a time for new birds and new outdoor experiences. Lots of birds are on the move as it is migration time, so there is always that possibility of a special visitor to your garden. In particular this year as flood waters receed in parts of NSW and Qld, lots of birds will be looking for places to eat.

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