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

Looking for an excuse to do some birding? Would the possibility of winning a prize entice you?

We still have 2 weeks left in the Birds in Backyards Summer surveys and have 6 great bird pin prize packs to giveaway - two each for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter users.

To enter:

What a great series of surveys we received for our Birds in Backyards Spring surveys. 2224 surveys were submitted (and all but 3 of those were complete!) totalling 76898 individual birds across 711 sites. This season also saw an increase in the number of species recorded with 351 species seen (up from 315 in Winter).

Overall Survey Results

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