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

If you like birds (and who doesn’t?), the 2017 Australasian Bird Fair and Wildlife Expo, at Sydney’s Olympic Park, is the place to be on 3–5 November. 

The flute-like chirps of an iconic Australian songbird has inspired one of the nation's most prestigious orchestras.

The pied butcherbird, found in many backyards around the nation but best heard in the Australian outback, will perform — in a way — as part of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night.

The hot, dry Australian desert may not come to mind as an ideal location for waterbirds to breed, but some species wait years for the opportunity to do just that.

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.

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