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Collecting data
to protect Australia's birds

Painted Finches. Image: Dan Weller

Birdata is the way we collaboratively and scientifically collect data to gain insight and protect Australia’s birds.

Every time you share your bird surveys, our collective knowledge of birds and their habitat grows. Your data is used to achieve real conservation aims within BirdLife Australia, and by groups right across the country.

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We are working hard behind the scenes to implement your recent feedback for Birdata, and are currently working on big changes to the app and web interfaces. We are also working to update the FAQs, range layers, and taxonomy that underpin Birdata.  


During this prolonged  period of change, if you need assistance or would like to provide feedback, please reach out – through the ‘Program Contact’ form via the button below, or by calling 03 9347 0757 (press 7). 

A young Red-footed Booby over a tropical sea. Image: Amy Loffler.

Working List of Australian Birds v4

BirdLife Australia’s new update to the Working List of Australian Birds has been released. Click below to access WLAB v4 – more information will be added in future.

Rockwarbler. Image: Gary Cousins, 2019.

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Superb Fairy-wren. Image: Keith Humphreys, 2021.

Leaden and Satin Flycatchers

Satin Flycatcher.
Image: Chris Tzaros.

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BirdLife Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Country on which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We recognise and are grateful for the immense contribution of Indigenous people to the knowledge and conservation of birds across the continent.