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

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

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

The days are shorter, temperatures drop, but backyard birdwatching never stops!

Welcome to those of you who are new to Birds in Backyards and to surveying.

While spending most of our time at home can be frustrating, it also gives us a great opportunity to be #BirdingAtHome.

Over the next few weeks, we invite you to take just 10 mins for yourself whenever you can. Get away from the TV and the news, make a cuppa and do a 10 min bird count at home. Share your list of birds using the tag #CuppawiththeBirds.

Hello parents, carers and kids! Are you looking for at-home activities to keep everyone chirpy? Here at BirdLife we have lots of resources that are fun AND you can learn about amazing birds and places

Just as zoologists have been mystified by ‘sightings’ of large black cats prowling country Victoria, so too have ornithologists been perplexed by reports of a bird that farts.

It’s long been thought that birds would be unable to expulse gas due to the design of their cloaca.

The catastrophic bushfires of 2019/2020 damaged large areas of habitat for native birds, forcing many to move into new areas in search of food and shelter. BirdLife Australia estimates that over 40% of the Superb Lyrebird’s range was impacted by these bushfires.

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