Welcome to Birds in Backyards

Birds in Backyards is a research, education and conservation program focusing 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

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

Everyone knows an ibis, they are the bird at the park on the picnic table. But did you know they are a protected native species that plays an important role in nature?

Well 2017 sure has been an exciting year so far! There have been a lot of changes as we continue to improve and grow the Birds in Backyards program, your backyard birding experiences and the many ways you contribute towards positive outcomes for the birds that live where we live.

Surprisingly large numbers of bird species usually found in inland areas of New South Wales have been spotted along parts of the state's coast.

Experts said it could be an indication of just how dry inland areas are.

Make every bird count this spring by taking part in BirdLife Australia’s fourth annual AUSSIE BACKYARD BIRD COUNT. From 23-29 October 2017, thousands of Australians will be heading into their backyards, local parks, or favourite outdoor spaces to take part.

Hop onto the BIBYTV YouTube channel and check out the instructions for entering and exploring the Birds in Backyards surveys on Birdata. 

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