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Australian Bird of the Year

Australian Bird of the Year 2023: voting is open

  • Birdlife Australia

  • Monday, 25 September 2023

Calling all bird lovers – the 2023 Australian Bird of the Year competition starts now. From Bush Stone-curlews to Gang-gang cockatoos, may the best bird win!

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News from abroad: BirdLife Australia at Cop15

  • Birdlife Australia
  • Thursday, 15 December 2022
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Samantha Vine, BirdLife Australia’s Head of Conservation and Science, is in Montreal attending the UN Biodiversity Conference (Cop15)
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Commitment to overhaul of Australia's environment laws

  • Birdlife Australia
  • Thursday, 8 December 2022
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BirdLife Australia welcomes the Federal Government’s decision to undertake a major reform of Australia’s environmental legislation.
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Call for Minister to reaffirm commitment to Toondah

  • Birdlife Australia
  • Wednesday, 7 December 2022
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Call for Minister Scanlon to reaffirm commitment to maintain Moreton Bay Ramsar boundary at Toondah Harbour
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Bar-tailed Godwit breaks record

  • Birdlife Australia
  • Saturday, 3 December 2022
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Another record-breaking, non-stop flight by a Bar-tailed Godwit.
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Regent Honeyeater Release 2022

  • Birdlife Australia
  • Wednesday, 30 November 2022
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Following on from successful releases in New South Wales over the past two years, 50 additional Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeaters have just been released
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More Black Swans killed in Tasmania

  • Birdlife Australia
  • Tuesday, 29 November 2022
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‘Property Protection Permits’ — Tasmania’s loophole which allows people to kill native wildlife — has reared its ugly head again.
Bird of the month

Red-backed Fairy-wren

  • Birdlife Australia
  • Tuesday, 29 November 2022
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Every month we spotlight a different Australian bird. Find out more about the Red-backed Fairy-wren.
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Rose Robins

  • Birdlife Australia
  • Tuesday, 29 November 2022
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5 things you may or may not know about the Rose Robin
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The Pelican Puzzle

  • Birdlife Australia
  • Thursday, 24 November 2022
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Back-to-back years of La Niña rains have created ideal breeding conditions for the Australian Pelican, a much-loved bird we know surprisingly little about.