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

We are thrilled that the Birds in Backyards surveys are now on Birdata! By joining Birdata, the surveys are now part of the way BirdLife Australia collaboratively and scientifically collects data to gain insight and protect Australia's birds.

Nearly one in five of Australia’s birds are in need of our help. Currently approximately 238 species or subspecies are either extinct, threatened with extinction or near threatened.

Recent research on the impacts of reveg and weed control on urban-sensitive birds in Brisbane's parks and reserves has shed new light on the do's and dont's of creating places for birds.

A study by zoologists from Switzerland and the US shows praying mantises all over the globe include birds in their diet. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology has just published the results.

Read more at the Phys.Org website.

 

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