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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...

Bitten by the Bittern bug down-under

Wed, 05/12/2012
Rice growers in Australia are being urged to keep their eyes and ears peeled for Endangered Australasian Bittern. The Rice Growers Association, BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) and other organisations have teamed up to learn more about this secretive bird that is thought to have given rise to the bunyip legends...

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...

The new BirdLife Australia website is live!

Fri, 30/03/2012
www.birdlife.org.au is the place to go for everything about Australia’s birds and their conservation.

Report finds Carnaby’s declining

Sun, 18/03/2012
A report released by BirdLife Australia (BirdLife Partner) and the Department of Environment and Conservation shows that the numbers of Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoos decreased in the Perth Region in the last year...

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...