Birds in Backyards is now using the BirdLife Australia login system

We’re making this small change to deliver exciting new updates to the program this year. It will improve your Birds in Backyards experience and, by being better integrated into the BirdLife Australia family, it will streamline things so we can focus our attention on the birds in your backyard.

If you’d like to access the member-only sections (forums and surveys) and don’t know your BirdLife Australia username or password, click here and enter the email address you use for your Birds in Backyards account. (You don’t need to worry about a login to see other sections of the website).

The Backyard Bird Surveys will also soon be moving to Birdata.

Birdata is BirdLife Australia’s exciting new web portal for recording surveys across all of our projects by citizen scientists like you, all around the country. Your participation in Birds in Backyards and the survey data you’ve submitted have already helped us build a picture of garden bird communities across Australia and shaped the advice we provide about improving their habitat in our urban and rural landscapes. By adding the Backyard Bird Surveys into Birdata, you’ll be part of the wonderful new way we collect data to gain an insight into Australia’s birds and are able to protect them.

Do you participate in the Backyard Bird Surveys?

Over the coming weeks, we’ll let you know when you can start submitting your surveys through Birdata, along with links to instruction sheets and videos on the Birds in Backyards website <>. But before then, we’re asking all of our wonderful Birds in Backyards members who submit surveys to take a 5-minute survey to help us better understand who you are and to help us track the success of Birdata and keep improving it.

You can take the 5-minute survey here.

Have any questions? Contact us at 

Thanks again for being a part of Birds in Backyards and we look forward to continuing to learn about our wonderful birds with you.

Happy birding,

Your Birds in Backyards Team, Monica & Holly

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