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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.

You can help.

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 soon.

Rockwarbler. Image: Gary Cousins, 2019.

Superb City Wrens








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

Leaden and Satin Flycatchers

Satin Flycatcher.
Image: Chris Tzaros.

VICTORIA - Calling all bushwalkers!

The Beach-nesting Birds Program needs your help to record incidental sightings of Hooded Plovers and Eastern Ground Parrots across the Victorian coastline. Anyone with a Birdata account can get involved, and submitting a record only takes a minute.

Resources to sign up and contribute are linked below.

A pair of Hooded Plovers. Image: Mark Lethlean.

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BirdLife Action Network

Check out the BirdLife Action Network blog if you want to keep up to date with what is happening around the network, follow the latest news and find out about volunteering opportunities and events.

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.