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) by clicking the button below.

Birdata is currently operating with Version 2 of the Working List of Australian Birds. The full taxonomy will be updated in our systems in 2023, to ensure that Birdata matches our official species list.

You can direct any queries or feedback to and Explanatory notes, along with the detailed content about BirdLife Australia’s taxonomic approach, will be reworked and restored later in the year.

Brush Bronzewing (Phaps elegans). Photo by John Barkla.