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Regent Honeyeaters on the loose

Thu, 23/05/2013
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...

Plight of wetland bird recognised in Australia

Tue, 21/05/2013
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...

Don’t Fence Them In

Thu, 03/01/2013
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...

Funding for birds in woodlands and beaches down-...

Mon, 10/09/2012
It is with great pride that BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) can announce that the efforts of our successful and highly regarded ‘Woodland Birds for Biodoiversity’ and ‘Beach-nesting Birds’ projects have both been recognised as outstanding by the Australian Government, which has agreed to fund them for another year through the Caring For Our Country program...

Places You Love - Campaign launched in Australia

Wed, 29/08/2012
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. "These laws protect the things we love: the places we love, the wildlife we love", said Dr Graeme Hamilton - CEO of BirdLife Australia...

Carnaby’s numbers still down

Fri, 17/08/2012
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...

Lord Howe Island to become rat-free

Mon, 13/08/2012
BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) is delighted by arecent announcement to commit $AUS 9 million to eradicate rodents from Lord Howe Island. Lord Howe Island, a World Heritage Area and a globally significant Important Bird Area, is home to 182 bird species, three of which are endemic - making it one of Australia’s most important seabird islands...

Ozzy EagleCam approaching take-off

Thu, 26/07/2012
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 lives of a pair of White-bellied Sea-Eagles at their nest, and 2012 looks set to be another exciting year...

On the prowl for the Powerful Owl

Thu, 26/07/2012
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 largest city, the project will monitor their breeding success and investigate other aspects of the population dynamics of this threatened species...

Spotlight on Regent Honeyeaters

Thu, 26/07/2012
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) Woodland Birds for Biodiversity Project to protect its woodland vegetation...

Cocky counters count the most cockies yet

Thu, 26/07/2012
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...

National assessment shows Australians must work...

Wed, 29/02/2012
A newly published study shows Australians must work with international partners if they are to save all of Australia’s birds.

The Birth of BirdLife Australia

Wed, 14/12/2011
Read about how a new, stronger bird conservation organisation for Australia is being formed called BirdLife Australia...

A call to action for Australian birds

Sun, 02/10/2011
The Action Plan for Australian Birds describes the populations of species at greatest risk and outlines ways they can be turned around.

Aussie eyrie internet hit

Thu, 15/09/2011
Birds Australia’s nest monitoring camera of a family of White-bellied Sea-Eagles has been an online hit since its launch in August.

Dial M for Merger

Fri, 02/09/2011
Members of Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) and Bird Observation & Conservation Australia (BOCA) recently voted for their merger to create 'BirdLife Australia'.

Protection for National Parks in Oz

Thu, 01/09/2011
Birds Australia welcome government plans to give greater protection to areas with high biodiversity.

The eagles have landed (online)

Fri, 29/07/2011
Birds Australia (BirdLife Partner) have launched EagleCAM - a live 24-hour remote video feed brought to you from the Discovery Centre in Sydney...