News Australia

Regent Honeyeaters on the loose

Thu, 23/05/2013 - 07:55

The captive-breeding-and-release program formulated to boost the population of Regent Honeyeaters in Australia has just set 38 more birds into the wild, where they have become reacquainted with an old friend. The Regent Honeyeater i...

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Plight of wetland bird recognised in Australia

Tue, 21/05/2013 - 07:51

Why is the Australian Painted Snipe being placed on the national Endangered List good news? It means that the beleaguered shorebird can finally receive the level of protection that it needs to survive. ...

Pacific Australia Preventing Extinctions

Don’t Fence Them In

Thu, 03/01/2013 - 21:16

BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) has joined an alliance of conservation groups calling on the West Australian government to halt its plans to extend the State Barrier Fence. Construction of the fence extension in the Esperance region would create ...

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Funding for birds in woodlands and beaches down-under

Mon, 10/09/2012 - 03:14

Funding for conservation is becoming increasingly difficult to secure, so it is with great pride that BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) can announce that the efforts of our successful ...

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Places You Love - Campaign launched in Australia

Wed, 29/08/2012 - 02:40

BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) and an alliance of environmental organisations from across the country have launched a national campaign today to protect our nation's environmental laws. &...

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Carnaby’s numbers still down

Fri, 17/08/2012 - 00:56

BirdLife Australia’s (BirdLife Partner) 2012 Great Cocky Count has found that numbers of Endangered Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo in the Perth Region are still lower than reported in 2010. The Great Cocky Count, organised by BirdLife Aust...


Lord Howe Island to become rat-free

Mon, 13/08/2012 - 02:39

BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) is delighted by the recent announcement made by Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke and NSW Environment Minister Robyn Parker to commit $9 million to eradicate rodents from Lord Howe...

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Ozzy EagleCam approaching take-off

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:20

For the past few years, the BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) Discovery Centre at Sydney’s Olympic Park has played host to EagleCam, a remote camera system which has allowed researchers to observe and record the live...

Pacific Australia

On the prowl for the Powerful Owl

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:16

BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) and its Birds in Backyards program are expanding their Powerful Owl Project based on a successful pilot program. Concentrating on owls inhabiting the urban landscape of Australia’s lar...

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Spotlight on Regent Honeyeaters

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:12

Good news from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia: up to 50 Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeaters have been recorded at a single property which was placed under a covenant by BirdLife Australia’s (BirdLife Partner) W...


Cocky counters count the most cockies yet

Thu, 26/07/2012 - 02:06

The fate of Australia’s Endangered south-eastern subspecies of the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo is monitored each year, and this year’s results have yielded the most birds yet. Results of this year’s Annual South-e...


National assessment shows Australians must work abroad to save their birds

Wed, 29/02/2012 - 08:37

A newly published study shows Australians must work with international partners if they are to save all of Australia’s birds. Charles Darwin Univ...


The Birth of BirdLife Australia

Wed, 14/12/2011 - 19:32

BirdLife International’s Australian Partner, Birds Australia, has been protecting Australia’s birds in various guises (firstly as the AOU, and then RAOU, then Birds Australia) since 1901. A few years later, a splinter group, known a...


A call to action for Australian birds

Sun, 02/10/2011 - 08:43

Birds Australia, Charles Darwin University and CSIRO Publishing today launched The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010. The Action Plan is the third in a series that have been produced at the start of each decade. It a...


Aussie eyrie internet hit

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 21:12

A budding internet phenomenon, Birds Australia’s (BirdLife Partner) nest monitoring camera has been transmitting live online footage of a family of White-bellied Sea-Eagles in Sydney since early August. Designed to expand the knowledge of scie...


Dial M for Merger

Fri, 02/09/2011 - 02:41

Members of Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) and Bird Observation & Conservation Australia (BOCA) recently voted on whether our two organisations should merge.  Members of both organisations voted for the merger to create 'BirdLife Australia'. Over 93% o...


Protection for National Parks in Oz

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 23:22

In recent months, many of Australia’s National Parks seem to have been under siege, with proposals to allow hunting in some, while others had cattle released into their pristine habitats under the guise of ‘scientific resear...


The eagles have landed (online)

Fri, 29/07/2011 - 03:28

Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) have launched EagleCAM - a live 24-hour remote video feed brought to you from the Discovery Centre in Sydney. It provides scientists, researchers and bird lovers with unique insight into the habits...