Help and FAQs

Can’t find what you’re looking for? We’re giving the Birdata FAQs a long-awaited update, so please bear with us while we do a full refresh of this content to bring it into 2024. You can direct any and all questions and concerns to birdata@birdlife.org.au or our phone line (03 9347 0757 – press 7 and

BirdLife Australia Rarities Committee

This page is a temporary home for the BirdLife Australia Rarities Committee (BARC) reports, while we work to bring the enormous amount of content on the old BirdLife Australia website into the new one. In the meantime, you can access the BARC reports by clicking here or on the button below. The BirdLife Australia Rarities Committee

Calling all bushwalkers!

Are you a bushwalker in south-eastern Australia? Contribute to conservation by recording sightings of Hooded Plovers and Eastern Ground Parrots. BirdLife Australia’s Beach-nesting Birds Program is training and encouraging bushwalkers to record incidental sightings of Hooded Plovers and Eastern Ground Parrots along remote stretches of the Victorian coastline. Coastal birds – accessible vs remote areas

The Working List of Australian Birds

This page is a temporary home for the Working List, as we work to bring information across from the old website. In the meantime, you can access the Working List of Australian Birds (Version 4.3) by clicking the button below. The most recent update was on October 19th 2023.     Birdata is currently operating with

Data extractions and requests

Superb Fairy-wren male on branch.

We are working to review and streamline our data sharing processes. Stay tuned for updates in the coming months.   Birdata is Australia’s largest bird monitoring platform, comprising over 25 million individual species records from every state and territory. This huge data repository is the result of tireless efforts from regular people across the country

Splitting Pairs

Male Satin Flycatcher vs male Leaden Flycatcher    Leaden and Satin Flycatchers both occur along the eastern seaboard and are summer migrants in the southern end of their range. They both have plumage with a glossy sheen, which can look vastly different depending on the light and angle at which they are being viewed. So

The Quiet Extinction

The Quiet Extinction While much recent attention has focused on the plight of the Mallee Emu-wren, it turns out that the bird that it shares similar habitat with—the Mallee Striated Grasswren—may also be facing an extinction crisis. Sean Dooley reports on recent revelations showing that this quiet, shy bird is in danger of being forever

Latest News

Welcome to the new-look Birdata homepage! Just like the birds, Birdata has moulted into some bright new plumage. But not only does our homepage now look different, we’ve added some new information and user-friendly functions too. You can still access the familiar Birdata functions via the tabs at the top of the page, so hopefully

First Encounters

FIRST ENCOUNTERS BY PAULA PEETERS Plains-wanderer  Five years ago, I was asked to create a colouring book about the Plains-wanderer and its riverina grassland habitat. So in the high summer of 2015, off I went to NSW’s Hay Plain in search of this strange bird. In the morning, I walked across low sandhills between Black

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