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 Version 2 of the Working List of Australian Birds. The full taxonomy will be updated in our systems in future, to ensure that Birdata matches our official species list. Future Working Lists will be synced with Birdata close to their release dates.

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 in future.

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