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This month, PhD candidate Carly Campbell from Queensland's Griffith University published a study looking at the long-term changes of bird species that are found in Australia's most populous urban centres of Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

There’s a lot to do come nesting season—eggs to keep warm, territory to defend, and the all-important task of preparing a nest that will last the distance. Here are some ways you can use your garden to make the job a little easier for our avian friends.

BirdLife is now taking expressions of interest for our Birds in Schools program for Terms 3 and 4! This program is open to schools across Australia. Learn about and help your local birds with support from BirdLife!

Birds in Backyards Surveys - How do I take part?

BirdLife is taking expressions of interest from participants for the second round of this exciting project! Participants will have access to BirdLife’s free, online self-guided course to gain the skills and knowledge to take action to make a real impact on the conservation of this iconic species. 

Autumn is a wonderful time of year for birding. It’s a time for new birds and new outdoor experiences. Lots of birds are on the move as it is migration time, so there is always that possibility of a special visitor to your garden. In particular this year as flood waters receed in parts of NSW and Qld, lots of birds will be looking for places to eat.

A migratory bird never before seen in eastern Australia has been safely released after months of treatment for a pair of fractured wings. A migratory bird never before seen in eastern Australia has been safely released after months of treatment for a pair of fractured wings.

The NSW government's Saving Our Species Program has released Episode 8 of their podcast series: ‘Business of Biodiversity’ – a podcast dedicated to all things conservation and what farmers, businesses and NGOs are doing to protect Australian threatened species.

Story written by Robert Lastdrager

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