Birds in Backyards
Getting involved with birds is as close as your own backyard
While we associate much of our birdlife with the larger expanses of Australia, our urban environment is also equally fascinating, and equally important. Birds in Backyards is a research, education and conservation program that was developed in response to the loss of small native birds from our parks and gardens, the rapid expansion of our urban landscape and the consequent loss of habitat for native birds.
Birds in Backyards is a great way for you to become involved at your local level by participating in surveys that help us gather information about the birds in our urban areas. It’s been hugely popular and the data we collect forms a very detailed timeline of how our urban birds are faring. We all have a responsibility to ensure that our biodiversity is maintained and Birds in Backyards is a way of bringing that message home for all of us.
There’s certainly lots you can do from the comfort of your own home. You can get involved by becoming a member and participating in our online surveys. You can learn how to create bird-friendly spaces in your garden and local community. You can find out more about Australian birds and their habitats. You can share your experience and observations with others in our Birds in Backyards forum. You can make a difference by taking action in your own area.
To start exploring Birds in Backyards click here.