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

Welcome to those of you who are new to Birds in Backyards and to surveying. With many of us taking some time off over Christmas, its a great time to reconnect or maybe connect for the first time with birds.

As we thankfully are about to see the back of 2020, its time for one last Birds in Backyards seasonal survey to round off the year.

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

We want 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

We are thrilled to have launched our new online Birds in Schools program! While the move to the online space was spurred by the challenging events of this year, we could not be happier that we can now engage schools across the country in our program.

With the summer now upon us, the hot temperatures may prove too warm to be planting land-based plants. However, this is the perfect time for planting in the water. Em Bowman from Stem Landscape Architecture and Design shares a case study of one of her latest projects:

 

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