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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

Author: Mike Bamford (Birds in Backyards Advisory Committee member and BirdLife Western Australia Vice Chair)

Staff at our BirdLife Australia head office in Melbourne were initially thrilled to see a Southern Boobook roosting nearby, but it was soon apparent something was wrong, and she died that same day.

Saving endangered species from extinction is a challenging job that requires creative, affordable and effective interventions. In a rare good news story for conservation, we came up with one such method.

Is there a more Australian right of passage than getting swooped by a magpie? Almost everyone has been chased through their local park or street with the clacking of a beak following closely behind.

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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