Birdata support and FAQs

Australian Pelican. Image: Tim van Leeuwen

Learn the basics on signing up, submitting your observations and getting the most out of Birdata here.

Watch these video tutorials to help you get registered, find your way around the Birdata web portal and mobile app, and to learn more about some of the valuable programs you can contribute to.

Use the app

The Birdata app is perfect for recording your bird sightings on the go, no matter where in the country you are. Learn more here.

Birdata is where your knowledge can help BirdLife’s conservation and monitoring programs. Find out more about programs in your area, and how you can contribute.

Not sure which survey type to use? Find out more about the different survey types and techniques used in Birdata.

BirdLife Australia has a responsibility to ensure that the data it collects, especially about threatened or sensitive species, is managed appropriately. Find out more here.

How we classify birds into species and subspecies (taxonomy) is a complex and much-debated topic, but one essential in our conservation efforts. Learn more about our approach here.

We are always looking to improve Birdata – to make it easier for you to record, store and explore our birdlife, and to best collect the information needed to protect our native birds and their habitats. Read on to learn about our latest updates.

Answers to all your questions about how to use Birdata, its functionality, the app, and more.