The Birds in Backyards Program seeks to increase our understanding of the factors that control the distribution of birds in human-dominated landscapes, by facilitating research. To date, funding for the research has been provided by private sponsorship and conducted by graduate students in collaboration with their university supervisors and researchers from BirdLife Australia and the Australian Museum.

What future research opportunities are there?

The Birds in Backyards steering committee is keen to talk with students, university researchers and potential sponsors to initiate new research projects. The priority for research is to provide knowledge that will improve management of the urban landscape to promote bird diversity.

Contact the Program Manager for more information:

Holly Parsons

BirdLife Australia (Sydney Office)
Phone: 02 9647 1033


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