BirdLife Australia is proud to be the nation's largest bird conservation organisation. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, our aim is clear: to create a bright future for Australia's birds. It's not just about saving our precious birds -- we all enjoy watching birds as well. This is why we help people learn about birds and conduct a diverse array of activities so that you can get out into nature and appreciate birds with like-minded people.
"Over 100 years old but as new as a hatchling"
BirdLife Australia is a relatively recent name change for our organisation. It is the result of the merger of Birds Australia and Bird Observation & Conservation Australia (BOCA). For more than 100 years, Birds Australia and BOCA have been powerful advocates for native birds and the conservation of their habitats. Now, we have joined forces to create BirdLife Australia, the country’s largest organisation devoted to the future of our native birdlife. Today, we are an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a single aim: creating a bright future for Australia’s birds.
Our work over decades has shown that our conservation efforts are most effective when we focus our activities at a regional scale, to particular species or by concentrating on specific sites of interest. Much of our work is done by our network of Local Branches and Special Interest Groups through our Reserves and Observatories. Together, they form the BirdLife Australia Family.